There have been many of Judokas on the mat. Yet the most intriguing to me is someone who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB and currently President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Badass, yes!
At the 2012 Olympics in London. President Putin shows support to Tagir Khaibulaev winning Gold in Judo.
Tagir Khaibulaev of Russian Federation drops for Seoi-otoshi for a score Ippon against Tuvshinbayar Naidan of Mongolia to win the Men’s -100 kg Judo competition for the Gold Medal.
Author. Let’s Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin
Beer drinker, Judo player, President-Putin, I say very cool.
What ever you think of the man, so be it, but respect the man for the love the sport. As always workout, drink be merry.