Meet 18-Year-Old Sabina Altynbekova.
Poor Sabina, she was just a random 18-Year-Old Volleyball player when this happened.
Sabina Altynbekova was just another 18-year-old girl before she turned up in the Taiwanese capital Taipei to compete for Kazakhstan in the Asian Under-19 Championships.
Now local media that would normally only write a couple of lines about the competition are devoting 10 page picture features about her and artists are turning out anime fantasies about her.
‘Fans just stare at her and they are not following the championship any more,’ reported Vesti, a respected Kazakh daily paper.
Even her coach on Kazakhstan’s Under-19 national team has complained about it. Nurlan Sadikov told Tengrin News: ‘It is impossible to work like this.
‘The crowd behaves like there is only one player at the championship.’
This isn’t her fault of course, but the shade is real.
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