11-YO Athlete Wins 3 Gold Medals In Shoes Made Of Tape, The Internet Helps Buy Her A New Pair


2019 has been an amazing year as women athletes dominated the world of sports. The sportswomen of India put in a lot of hard work and dedication to reach the national and international platforms. In fact, P V Sindhu became the first Indian to claim the title of World Badminton Champion. But the journey to the top is never easy, is it?

Recently, an 11-year-old track athlete from the Philippines showed her dedication towards the sport as she ran barefoot for a race. Rhea Bullos competed in an inter-school running meet while wearing ‘homemade’ shoes made entirely out of bandages, reports Indian Express.

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Bullos added her own ‘Nike’ logo on the sides of the bandages that covered just her ankles and soles. According to CBS Sports, the young athlete beat her competition and won three goals medals in the 400 meters, 800 meters, and 1,500-meter competitions.

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Posted by Predirick B. Valenzuela on Monday, December 9, 2019

The images shared by her coach Predirick B. Valenzuela, were quickly shared several times online where people requested Nike to help her out. Have a look:


Shortly after, Jeff Cariaso, CEO of a basketball store Titan 22, asked Twitter to help him contact her.

Twitter quickly got it done and Cariaso and Bullos were able to speak to each other:

In case you were wondering, Bullos did receive new gear.

Bullos has great potential and with the right footwear, we’re sure she’ll conquer the track world.

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