A 14-year-old Chinese girl named Zhang Xiu grabbed the attention and interests of social media pioneers in videos of her playing basketball, because of her exceptional height of 226 cm.
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Nicknamed “The Miracle”, Zhang became a trending topic on Thursday after video footage of her helping her team win a basketball tournament in Jingzhou, Hubei Province, China, after she scored 42 points and grabbed 25 rebounds. According to Russia Today.
The comparisons were soon drawn between Zhang and the famous NBA star and Chinese basketball player Yao Ming, who is 231 cm tall and was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2016 alongside Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson.
According to the Global Times, Zhang was 160cm tall when she was in first grade and crossed two meters tall in sixth grade.
Zhang was born into a basketball family. Zhang’s father (2.13 m) played the game professionally, and her mother Yu Ying (1.98 m) was a former member of the China women’s basketball team.
Some social media users are asking how tall Zhang will be after she has finished growing up.
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