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    Wait...wasn't Russia banned?

    OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO27 JUL, 08:57 Updated at: 27 Jul, 10:37
    Putin says Russiaís taekwondo Olympic victory shows martial arts on the rise in Russia
    The Russian President thanked coaches and mentors of the athlete, specialists of the national team and everyone who supported Vladislav Larin on his path to the gold medal

    MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Vladislav Larin for his Tokyo Olympic victory in the taekwondo menís +80 kg event, the Kremlin published the telegram on its website on Tuesday.

    "Your success is a clear example that martial arts are on the rise in Russia, while the Russian taekwondo school trains worthy fighters who can face up to the most serious challenges," the telegram reads.

    Putin thanked coaches and mentors of the athlete, specialists of the national team and everyone who supported Larin on his path to the gold medal.

    On Tuesday, Larin defeated North Macedoniaís Dejan Georgievski in the final of the +80 kg tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Russiaís taekwondo athletes have already won four medals at the Olympics, two golds, one silver and one bronze. Larinís victory came after Maksim Khramtcov became the first Olympic taekwondo champion in Russia on Monday in the menís 80 kg category. Moreover, Tatiana Minina fought her way to the silver medal (womenís 57 kg), while Mikhail Artamonov won bronze (menís 58 kg).
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    Olympic Karate: A New Martial Art Enters the Ring

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