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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.