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Congratulations to cyclist Mikhail Astashov, twice gold medalist of the XVI Summer Paralympics in Tokyo

August 31, 2021

Vladimir Putin congratulated Mikhail Astashov on winning his second gold medal in the men's time trial road cycling event at the XVI Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The message reads, in part:

“You have once again shown your excellent athletic qualities such as steadfast character, fortitude and skill, and have outdone your experienced rivals in a tense struggle, convincingly reaffirming your leadership in Paralympic cycling.

Your teammates, Russian fans and the entire country are proud of your triumphant victories.”

August 31, 2021