Future basketball star: A 14-year-old schoolgirl from China impresses with a huge growth

Future basketball star: A 14-year-old schoolgirl from China impresses with a huge growth

Categories: Asia | Children | Social Networks | Sport

14-year-old Zhang Ziyu from Shandong causes surprise and admiration among users of social networks. The height of the young basketball player is already 2 meters 26 centimeters, so she is compared with the basketball legend Yao Ming. Zhang's parents are also professional basketball players, but her daughter has already outgrown them. Learn more about the girl, who may soon join the lists of the Guinness Book of Records, from our material.

Future basketball star: A 14-year-old schoolgirl from China impresses with a huge growth

Young Zhang Ziyu grew even taller than her rather big father (2.13 m) and mother (1.98 m). In the first grade, the girl's height was already 1.6 m, and in the sixth – 2.1 m. At the age of 14, the Chinese woman almost reached the level of basketball star Yao Ming (2.29 m).

Future basketball star: A 14-year-old schoolgirl from China impresses with a huge growth

Users of social networks actively comment on videos and photos of a tall schoolgirl. The footage of the Chinese woman towering over her rivals and teammates during the game in Jingzhou has gained a huge number of views. The schoolgirl showed the best result. Many believe that in the future she will become a famous basketball player.

Zhang started playing basketball at the age of 5. She trains under the guidance of her mother, a former member of the Chinese national team. 

Future basketball star: A 14-year-old schoolgirl from China impresses with a huge growth

Experts agree that if the girl continues to pursue a sports career, then she will have a bright future. Nevertheless, psychologists warn that a large difference in height with peers can cause problems in social life, so they ask to protect the young athlete from ridicule.

Meanwhile, one of the tallest people in the world spoke about the difficulties associated with growth. He is fighting for life in a London orphanage.

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