Russian fencing team shaves coach’s head clean after scoring 7 medals in Rio (VIDEO)
Mamedov promised to go bald should the athletes bring home at least two golds. The Russian team has clinched four gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.
Humorous footage made it to everyone’s TV sets and computer screens as the press and attendees stood by filming the spectacle of a happy Safin shaving Mamedov’s head clean. The Team Russia coach also joked that they might have to do a repeat job.
“And I’m supposed to come back to the Olympic village with these monsters,” he said jovially. “We’ve got seven medals. And these goons did a real number on my head. I’m going to check the results in the mirror once we’re back – they’ll have to redo it if I’m not satisfied.”
Team Russia claimed four out of six gold medals in the discipline, beating Ukraine in the women's saber final with a score of 45-30. This brought the team its sixth gold at the Rio Olympics.