Fifteen-year-old Lu Qirui from Hangzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, has become an overnight social media sensation after a video showed her finishing a 100-meter sprint in an astonishing 12.07 seconds. The footage is from an inter-school sports day, obviously she won the race and millions of hearts on and off the track.
Lu, who studies at the West Lake District Middle School, also ran to victory in the 200-meter sprint clocking 25.11 seconds and breaking the competition's previous record. These figures match the scores of first-tier national-level athletes and are deemed almost impossible for a teenager to achieve.
"For middle school students in Hangzhou, there are many who have reached the level of second-tier national-level athletes, but reaching the first-tier is very rare," said Lv Xiaoyu, Lu's physical education teacher and coach, adding "It is very likely for Zhejiang University to accept Lu as a first-tier national-level athlete on the basis of her sports performance."
Lu was a fourth grader when she was selected in her school's track and field training team. In spite of her young age, Lu demonstrated absolute self-discipline in training, waking up at six every morning and begin training at 6:30 a.m. before going to class at 7:30 a.m. She would then resume her training from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. after school.
Currently in the last year of the middle school, Lu is busy juggling academics with her training sessions.
In the future, Lu plans to create new milestones on the race course while also focusing on her studies.
"I have the next few years to decide if I will go down the professional athletes' path."
综合来源：新华社 CGTN 浙江日报 梨视频