Zdeno Chara, a defenseman for the Slovak Olympic hockey team, and the Boston Bruins, is really tall. To be exact, Chara is 6-foot-9.
Chara's bed in the Olympic Village has an extention on the end because there's no way he would fit comfortably on the normal size beds:
— Tomas Kmec (@Tomas_Kmec) February 6, 2014
And other athletes have been posing with Chara and tweeting out their photos. It's actually become somewhat of a game, with NBC Olympics, and some athletes using the hashtag #picswithzdeno. Here are a few of our favorites.
With 4-foot-11 Canadian figure skater Kirsten Moore Towers:
Ran into Zdeno Chara today. Couldn't resist taking a picture :) pic.twitter.com/sYNOIbrWLn
— Kirsten Moore-Towers (@Kirsten_MT) February 7, 2014
With Japanese ski jumper Atsuko Tanaka:
You guys are amazing! I have awesome followers😚 as promised here is a pic of me with Chara! pic.twitter.com/mUJJGbYVp5
— Atsuko Tanaka (@Japanada01) February 9, 2014
With American pairs figure skater Marissa Castelli:
— Marissa Castelli (@MarissaCastelli) February 8, 2014
With American ice dancer Alex Shibutani:
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 8, 2014
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