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Vladimir Putin tougher than Chuck Norris?

Vladimir Putin tougher than Chuck Norris?
Posted November 14th, 2013 @ 10:03am by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Somehow, despite all the time he spends shooting whalescatching humongous fishdrunkenly arm wrestlingbeating hockey legends on the icedressing up like a bird and flying through the skies, and, of course, painting, Vladimir Putin still found time to achieve the highest possible rank in taekwondo.

The Russian president visited South Korea recently and was honored with a ninth-degree black belt from the president of the World Taekwondo Federation, the BBC reports, citing Russian media.

That honor is higher than famed martial artist Chuck Norris' greatest taekwondo accomplishment.

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