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PHOTOS: PM Modi attends judo tournament with Putin, Abe

September 05, 2019 20:05 IST

'Celebrating sports and sportsman spirit.'

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the Indian judo players. Photographs: PMO India/Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attended an international judo tournament in Vladivostok along with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and interacted with the Indian players.


A six-member Indian team is participating in the international judo championship named after Jigoro Kano, a Japanese educator and athlete who founded judo.

"Celebrating sports and sportsman spirit," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted.

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Photograph: PMO India/Twitter

Modi joined the other world leaders at the Jigoro Kano Judo Tournament and also interacted with the Indian judo players.

The judo players under the age of 18 from Russia, India, Japan, China, Korea and Mongolia are participating in the event.

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe enjoy the action at the Jigoro Kano Judo Tournament in Vladivostok. Photograph: PMO India/Twitter

Putin, a judo enthusiast, started practising the game when he was just 11-year-old and went on to secure an 8th Dan (rank) black belt.

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