Zhang Ziyu, a Chinese basketball player is being touted as the world's tallest girl at 7 feet and 3 inches height. But who is she? There is always something big and exciting brewing at sports events! Sports events are like talent shows, but for athletes. Young and upcoming players get to show off their exceptional skills, talents and abilities for the world to see. From soccer stars who can score an impressive goal to basketball players who can slam-dunk a ball in the blink of an eye, these matches and tournaments are like finding a treasure trove of future champions and stars. Now, guess what? We might have just found the next superstar on TV. China has a gem that shone brightly at the FIBA Under-18 Women's Asia Cup recently! Zhang Ziyu, a 17-year-old who plays centre, towers over everyone at 7 feet and 3 inches. Yes, you read that right! It is hard to believe that a 17-year-old player is that tall. Zhang Ziyu is wowing the crowds with her incredible height and exceptional skills on the court. Zhang Ziyu, China’s 7-Foot-3-Inch Teenage Female Basketball Player, Makes FIBA Debut at U18 Women's Asia Cup.

How Tall Is Zhang Ziyu?

Zhang Ziyu's height according to the tournament is 7 feet and 3 inches, or 220 centimetres. Ziyu, a female basketball player from China, is currently touted as the tallest girl alive at the moment. As recently as last year, a woman in Turkey who measured 215 centimetres was thought to be the tallest woman in the world. In the viral videos posted online on social media, we see that Zhang Ziyu is not only two feet taller than the squad defending her, but for a 17-year-old, she actually has quite good footwork. We also see that she appears to be towering above the other players. What's funny is that she approaches the basketball hoop almost without having to jump to put the ball in the hoop. She is pretty much there—almost there! It is almost as if the China basketball team has their own superhero in her. Watching and tracking Zhang Ziyu during the basketball games will be fascinating because we have never witnessed anything like this in women's sports until now. World’s Tallest Man, Sultan Kösen of Turkey and World’s Shortest Woman, Jyoti Amge of India, Reunite in America for a Project (View Pics).

Tallest Girl in the World Zhang Ziyu

Watch Video of Zhang Ziyu Playing Basketball at the U18 Women's Asia Cup:

Zhang Ziyu made her first appearance for the team in the international tournament this week. Ever since Zhang made her debut, the 17-year-old has already made headlines for her height and for dominating the FIBA Under-18 Women’s Asia Cup match. She helped China win in the first two games. Zhang shows no signs of slowing down after Monday’s thrilling game. Expect to see more of her!

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