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Brazil: Bald move - Russia’s fencing team coach gets head shaved after losing bet01:44

Brazil: Bald move - Russia’s fencing team coach gets head shaved after losing bet

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
August 14, 2016 at 07:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russia's Olympic fencers wielded a different kind of blade on Saturday night as they cut their coach Ilgar Mamedov's hair at the Russian Fan House, in Rio de Janeiro.

Mamedov had made a bet with his team prior to the Rio Games that he would have his head shaved if team won two gold medals. Following the women's victory in the sabre team final, which followed the men's victory in the foil team event; it appeared that the conditions of the bet were met.

The Russian sabre fencing team, Sofya Velikaya, Yana Egorian, Yulia Gavrilova and Yekaterina Dyachenko, defeated Ukraine in the women's team final, scoring 45-30 and earning Russia its sixth gold medal at the Rio Olympic Games.

Russian fencers have won four golds, two silvers and one bronze medal so far at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Brazil: Bald move - Russia’s fencing team coach gets head shaved after losing bet01:44
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Russia's Olympic fencers wielded a different kind of blade on Saturday night as they cut their coach Ilgar Mamedov's hair at the Russian Fan House, in Rio de Janeiro.

Mamedov had made a bet with his team prior to the Rio Games that he would have his head shaved if team won two gold medals. Following the women's victory in the sabre team final, which followed the men's victory in the foil team event; it appeared that the conditions of the bet were met.

The Russian sabre fencing team, Sofya Velikaya, Yana Egorian, Yulia Gavrilova and Yekaterina Dyachenko, defeated Ukraine in the women's team final, scoring 45-30 and earning Russia its sixth gold medal at the Rio Olympic Games.

Russian fencers have won four golds, two silvers and one bronze medal so far at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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