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The story goes ... "Donghua Li - the famous world champion gymnast from China - was intensely preparing for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, when he went onto the platform at the Mt. Titlis peak and looked eastwards. Suddenly he saw a huge natural statue among the snow covered mountains. It looked like a Buddha! It was wearing a monk's habit, holding straight its head and body. Its left arm was in front of the chest, and right arm was gently hanging down, and the statue seemed sitting cross-legged on a rectangular pedestal. It was like a wonderful sculpture, purposely carved out of snow and ice by a gifted artist. When rays of sunshine pierced through the clouds and illuminated the statue, it was shrouded in mysterious glory. At this overwhelming sight, Donghua Li expressed his desire to win the Olympic Championship - which came true in 1996 - and he became the Olympic Champion in gymnastics!"

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