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While Bruins fans have always loved their 6’9” captain, it appears that athletes and attendees at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have discovered the big man as well. As a result, Zdeno Chara’s a big hit in Sochi.
He is quickly becoming the most photographed man in Sochi. The hashtag #PicswithZdeno is catching momentum, as more and more people share their photos (though some of them have not been taken at Sochi).
Bruins fans on Twitter are enjoying the attention that Chara is receiving.
Lol as a bruins fan I'm loving the #picswithzdeno 🙂 I guess we can share him with y'all….for now
— Kaity Rose (@Kaity_Rose07) February 10, 2014
One has to wonder if Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, David Krejci and Tuukka Rask know what a big hit their captain has become?
It all began with Canadian pairs skater Kirsten Moore-Towers picture, which may have captured the tallest and the shortest athletes in Sochi, as she is just 4’11”.
Ran into Zdeno Chara today. Couldn't resist taking a picture 🙂 pic.twitter.com/sYNOIbrWLn
— Kirsten Moore-Towers (@Kirsten_MT) February 7, 2014
For those who are suffering Bruins withdrawal, keep checking in on Twitter to see who has been photographed with Chara lately. Perhaps for Team USA, getting a picture with Chara could be a good omen (it has already worked for Canada’s Kirsten Moore-Towers and USA’s figure skater Ashley Wagner). And apparently for Wagner it was a very big deal–she appears to have heard of the Bruins.
But perhaps the best tweet about Chara’s photo appeal is this one.
Chara isn't actually going to play in these Olympics. He's just going to pose for pictures with every Olympian #PicswithZdeno
— John Forsyth (@blackbear93) February 9, 2014