Putin on ice: Russian President shows off hockey skills

Putin was at it again, reminding the world of a skill

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It seems Russian President Vladimir Putin likes to remind the world of his ‘tough guy’ image every now and then.

Putin hit the ice rink participating in an all-star ice hockey game in Sochi on Tuesday – scoring once and giving two trick passes – and generally showing off his skills with the puck.

Donning a red and blue jersey with the number 11 on the back, Putin led a team of officials, businessmen and former players to a 9-5 victory over a group of amateur hockey players.

At the end of the match, the Russian President was handed a trophy by former Soviet Union hockey star Alexander Yakushev.

The Russian President is a judo black belt and has often shown off his sporting prowess. He has been seen on TV exercising, riding a horse, diving in the Black Sea and flying a hang glider.

Russian President Putin takes part in gala game of the Night Ice Hockey League in Sochi. (Reuters)
Russian President Putin takes part in gala game of the Night Ice Hockey League in Sochi. (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) takes part in a gala game of the Night Ice Hockey League in Sochi, Russia, May 10, 2016. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin via Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) takes part in a gala game of the Night Ice Hockey League in Sochi, Russia, May 10, 2016. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin via Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Soviet former player Alexander Yakushev hold a trophy as they take part in a gala game of the Night Ice Hockey League in Sochi, Russia, May 10, 2016. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin via Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Soviet former player Alexander Yakushev hold a trophy as they take part in a gala game of the Night Ice Hockey League in Sochi, Russia, May 10, 2016. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin via Reuters

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