Representational: A basketball game in which Zhang Ziyu was playing has gone viral (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A video of 14-year-old Zhang Ziyu playing basketball at a championship game has gone viral in China, earning her comparisons with the country’s basketball legend Yao Ming.

Ziyu, who despite her age already stands at 2.26 metres tall (7ft 5in), is from eastern China’s Shandong province.

In a video from China’s National U15 Women’s Basketball League final, she can be seen towering over the other players.

She began trending on Weibo — the Chinese equivalent of Twitter — after she helped her team win

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