An eleven-year-old girl from the Philippines named Rhea Bullos won an international athletics competition.
However, the girl’s participation in the sports competition sparked a lively discussion on social media.
The controversy surrounding this event was due to the way the young athlete participated in the games.
Rhea lived in a needy family and did not have the opportunity to buy running shoes. Nevertheless, the young athlete found an original solution to get out of the situation.
She made her own shoes with a medical bandage. The girl wrapped her toes and feet in it and drew the emblem of a popular sports brand on her “sneakers.”
With such homemade “shoes,” she won three gold medals in the 400, 800, and 1500 meters.
The media wrote, “An eleven-year-old resident of the Philippines has proven by her own example that success of any kind depends largely on a person’s talent, not on their financial capabilities.”
On the internet, there were several comments in which people expressed their dissatisfaction with the organizers of the competitions.
“It’s a shame for those who, organizing such an event, did not think to provide her with sneakers.”
Fortunately, this story ended well. Rhea, who became very popular thanks to her victories with her self-created “sneakers,” received a pair of sneakers from her favorite brand.