This girl wins gold medals in shoes made out of tape

An 11-year-old girl from the Philippines Rhea Bullos has become an internet sensation after her against-the-odds story went viral.

Rhea Bullos captured the world’s attention after competing at a recent athletics meet with ‘trainers’ made out of bandages.

Trainer Predirick Valenzuela, whose photo of Bullos’ feet on social media has gone viral, said she showed her raw talent after taking up athletics only a month ago.

He added that a pair of running shoes could make a big difference to her in the future.

“Winning three medals in a competition like that is difficult, but she did it,” he said by telephone from Iloilo.