Ramzan Kadyrov, a Chechnya’s strongman leader and close lieutenant of President Vladimir Putin, has given his five-year-old compatriot a luxury car as a gift for reportedly setting a record for most consecutive push-ups.
Rahim Kurayev, who local media referred to as the “Chechen Schwarzenegger”, showed off the white C180 model on Instagram which The Moscow Times said was given to him by Kadyrov after the five-year-old dedicated the feat to him.
The young athlete will reportedly have to repeat his feat next week in order to have it accepted into the Russian Book of Records.
Kadyrov met Kurayev and gave him a white Mercedes car as a gift, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, on Thursday.
“Let your father drive you around on this, you’re worthy of riding a white Mercedes,” Kadyrov was quoted as saying.
Kurayev told the Chechen leader that he is able to do more than 5,000 push-ups, before proceeding to demonstrate his abilities on the hood of the car, according to RIA.
The video of him attempting to beat the Russian record for most push-ups for a five-year-old, currently held by a child from Elista, Kalmykia, with 4,050 push-ups completed in 2015, wasn’t good enough for officials, The Moscow Times reported.
Kadyrov thinks the boy will have no trouble repeating the feat though: “Rakhim has enough energy to do 4,000 more push-ups, I just hope the commission members have enough patience to count them all,” he wrote on his Telegram channel.
Kadyrov reportedly told the boy:
“Let your father drive you around on this, you’re worthy of riding a white Mercedes,” The Moscow Times said.
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