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Congratulations to Mikhail Astashov, winner of the XVI Summer Paralympics in Tokyo

August 26, 2021

Vladimir Putin congratulated Mikhail Astashov on winning the men's 3,000m individual pursuit event at the XVI Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The message reads, in part:

“You were second to none in this 3,000 metre pursuit. You have demonstrated the highest level of training and skill, you have shown a true champion’s character, the ability to fight to the end and win. This gold medal is your outstanding personal achievement and a worthy contribution to the overall result of our wonderful Paralympic team. Well done!”

August 26, 2021