World’s Tallest People
Giantism or commonly known Gigantism, is a condition of excessive growth and height above the average of a growing child. Over production of growth hormones during childhood, before the long bone epiphyses close, causes abnormal growth in heights.
Here’s a list of tallest people:
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1) World’s Tallest Man in China
Zhao Liang was born in 1982, and may be tallest man in China or could be the tallest man in the world, with his height 8 feet 1.1 inches (2 m 47 cm). He is working in a circus as a performer in China.
2) Sultan Kozen, World’s Talles Man in Turkey
The tallest basketball player in Turkey, Sultan Kozen, was born in 1983. Before his back surgery, he was measured 2 m 42cm, and after his surgery he was measured again, 2m 47 cm.
3) World’s Tallest Woman in Maasai Tribe
4) Bao Xishun, World’s Tallest Man from China
Bao Xishun from Xunhua, North China, Hebei province, measures 2.36m tall, and soon to be a father. Picture taken with pregnant wife, Xia Shujuan.
5) Tallest Woman from USA
Sandra Elaine or Sandy Allen was the world’s tallest female from the United States. She stood at 7 foot 7 and 1/4 inch.
6) World’s Tallest Teenager
Marvadene Anderson, a 16 year-old student in Hew Jersey, hails from a Jamaican family, stands 6 feet 11 inches tall.
Elisamy Silva, 14 year-old girl from Brazil, now a model, she stands 206 centimeters (6 feet 9 inches).
7) World’s Tallest Man Leonid Stadnyk
Leonid Stadnyk, was born in 1970, is a Veterinarian practitioner from Podolyantsi, Ukraine. He stands may be 8 feet 5 inches, although this is not official since he won’t allow officials from Guinness World Record to take his measurement. Some people think he stands only 7’6 tall. It was believed that his surgery when he was age 12, might caused his extraordinary height, resulting to overgrowth of pituitary glands, same as Robert Wadlow’s case.
World’s Tallest Woman from Pakistan, Zainab Bibi
9) Tallest Man in Indonesia, Suparwono
Suparwono, the 25 year-old Tri Tunggal villager on the Island of Sumatra, failed to get the title of Tallest man in the world. He measured only 7 feet 11 inhes, 2 inches shorter than Sultan Kosen of Turkey.
Sultan Kosen of Turkey, retained his title as the World’s Tallest Man in Guinness World record over Suparwono, of Sumatra, Indonesia and Bao Xishun of China.
Bao Xishun, the former Guinness World Record holder of World’s Tallest Man, was overtook by Sultan Kosen of Turkey, measuring 2.36 m (7 feet 8.9 inches) tall.
Xhao Liang, was the second World’s Tallest Man, measuring 2.46 m ( 8feet 0.9 inches)
10) Tallest People in the World
Zeng Jinlian is Guinness world’s record tallest female. She stood at 8 ft 1 and 3/4 in.
Gabriel Estevao Monjane, officially holds the record of World’s Tallest Man at 8’1 tall, from the year 1988 until his death in 1990. He was born and raised in Mozambique. He worked and performed in a Portuguese circus. Gabriel may be the tallest African ever recorded.