New Delhi: Pictures and videos of 14-year-old female basketball player Zhang Ziyu from China are becoming increasingly viral on social media. He is being compared to the basketball legend Yao Ming there.
Age 14 years, Height 7 feet 5 inches
Zhang Ziyu is taller than her age. His height is 2.26 meters (7 feet 5 inches). She hails from Shandong Province of East China. In the viral video, Zhang is participating in China’s National Under-15 Women’s Basketball League final. Zhang is much taller than her fellow players.
lead your team to victory
Zhang Ziyu started trending in China’s microblogging site Weibo when he played a key role in helping his team win with 42 points. Zhang took 25 rebounds and blocked 6 shots.
Future star! As tall as Chinese basketball legend #YaoMing at 2.26-meter, this 14-year-old #basketball girl Zhang Ziyu, daughter of two former basketball players, helped her school win a national championship. pic.twitter.com/e5YbXgHTfH
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) July 15, 2021
inspiration from parents
Zhang Ziyu’s parents have been professional basketball players. Zhang is taller than her parents. His father’s height is 2.13 meters and mother’s height is 1.9 meters. Social media users are comparing him to the famous player Yao Ming.
Height started increasing since childhood
When Zhang Ziyu was in primary school, her height was 1.6 meters. When she reached high school, she was 2.11 meters. Many social media users wondered how tall she would be when she was 20 or 22 years old.