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Strongman contestants visit Shaolin Temple (2)

By Fan Feifei and Qi Xin (China Daily)

08:17, July 08, 2013

Strongman contestants learn Chinese martial arts at Shaolin Temple in Zhengzhou, Henan province, on Sunday afternoon. (China Daily/Xiang Mingchao)

He added, "It is really interesting to get close to Chinese kung fu, which is more powerful than I saw on TV or in film."

Rob Frampton, a 40-year-old contestant from England, told China Daily, "Both China and the UK have a very long history. I am very interested in Chinese culture." He added it was a good opportunity to experience and understand Chinese culture and kung fu.

He already knew the Shaolin Temple was the birthplace of kung fu and had some knowledge of Buddhism.

He enjoyed the visit very much, saying it was relaxing and helped him recover faster and prepare for the next day's matches.

The 2013 China World Strongman Championship began in Zhendong New District of Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan province, on Friday.

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