List of tallest people

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This is a list of the tallest people, living and dead, from 1835 to the present. See also List of humans with gigantism.


      Deceased       Living       Height disputed

NationalityMetricImperialNameNoteLifespan (Age at death time)
 United States272 cm8 ft 11.1 inRobert WadlowTallest person in recorded history confirmed by Guinness World Records.[1]1918–1940 (22)
 United States268 cm8 ft 9½inJohn RoganSecond tallest male in recorded history. Weighed only 175 lb (79 kg). Unable to stand due to ankylosis.1868–1905 (37)
 United States263 cm8 ft 7½ inJohn F. Carroll244 cm (8 ft 0 in) standing height, 264 cm (8 ft 7¾ in) assuming normal spinal curvature.1932–1969 (37)
 Ukraine257 cm8 ft 5.5 inLeonid StadnykNot officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refused to be measured according to their standards.[2]1970–2014 (44)
 Finland251 cm8 ft 3 inVäinö MyllyrinneRecognized as the tallest living person from 1940 to his death in 1963. Said to have been 251 cm in his thirties.1909–1963 (54)
 Canada251 cm8 ft 3 inEdouard BeaupréTallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history. His death certificate described him as being 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) tall and still growing.1881-1904 (23)
 Turkey251 cm8 ft 3 inSultan KösenThe tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records.[3]1982–
 India249 cm8 ft 3 inVikas UppalWas not officially measured by Guinness.1986–2007 (21)
 United States249 cm8 ft 2 inDon KoehlerTallest in world for most of 1970s.1925–1981 (56)
 United States249 cm8 ft 2 inBernard CoyneCoyne's World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August his height as 8 feet, although he had reached a height of 8 feet 2 inches (249 cm) by the time of his death. Possibly reached up to 8 ft 4 in (254 cm).1897–1921 (24)
 Ireland246 cm8 ft 1 inPatrick Cotter O'BrienTallest person recorded at the time and the first in medical history to stand at a verified height of eight feet (244 cm). Remains examined in 1972 and height verified.1760–1806 (46)
 Morocco246 cm8 ft 1 inBrahim TakioullahPossesses the world's largest feet at 1 ft 3 in (38 cm).[4]1982-
 Iran246 cm8 ft 1 inMorteza MehrzadTallest man in Iran.[5]1987-
 Germany246 cm8 ft 1 inJulius KochProbably never the world's tallest person due to his life coinciding with that of John Rogan. Skeleton preserved in the Museum of Natural History in Mons, Belgium.1872–1902 (30)
 Mozambique246 cm8 ft 1 inGabriel Estêvão MonjaneGuinness World Records listed him as tallest man from 1988 to 1990.1944–1990 (46)
 Libya245 cm8 ft ½ inSuleiman Ali NashnushLibyan who may have been the tallest basketball player.[citation needed]1943–1991 (47)
 France245 cm8 ft ½ inJean-Joseph BriceLe Géant des Vosges Ramonchamp - France—Height controversy[6]1835–?
 Germany244 cm8 ft 0 inAnton de Franckenpoint (Langer Anton)Lived during Thirty Years' War; skeleton later measured at 8 ft 0 in (244 cm).[7][8]Unknown
 People's Republic of China242 cm7 ft 11¼ inZhang JuncaiTallest living Chinese person.1966–
 Indonesia242 cm7 ft 11¼ inSuparwonoTallest Indonesian. Officially measured (lying down and in the standing position) by the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) in December 2009.[9]1985–2012 (27)
 Puerto Rico241 cm7 ft 11 inFelipe BirrielTallest Puerto Rican recorded.1916–1994 (78)
 India241 cm7 ft 10 inAsadulla KhanTallest man in India.[10]1988–
 Soviet Union241 cm7 ft 10 inAlexander SizonenkoSoviet Union basketball player.[11]1959–2012 (53)
Belarus Belarus239 cm7 ft 10 inFeodor MachnowBilled as 9 ft 3 in his life.1878–1912 (34)
 Austria-Hungary238 cm7 ft 10 inGrgo KusićTallest Croat recorded. Tallest citizen of Austria-Hungary of his time.[12]1892–1918 (26)
 Pakistan238 cm7 ft 10 inNaseer SoomroTallest confirmed man living in Pakistan .[13][14]1975–
 Mongolia236 cm7 ft 9 inÖndör GongorVery tall man in early-20th century Mongolia. Some other sources even give 245 cm (8 feet)1880/85 – 1925/30
 United States236 cm7 ft 9 inLouis MoilanenTallest person in Michigan history and one of the tallest men in the world during his lifetime. He may have been 8 ft 1 in tall.[15]1885–1913 (28)
 United Kingdom236 cm7 ft 9 inAngus MacAskillTallest "true" giant (not due to a pathological condition). Tallest Scottish or British man recorded.1825–1863 (38)
 United Kingdom236 cm7 ft 9 inFrederick KempsterTall Englishman, height disputed between 7 ft 8.5in and 8 ft 4.5in[16]1889–1918 (29)
 People's Republic of China236 cm7 ft 9 inSun Ming-MingChinese basketball player. Formerly second tallest living person.1983–
 People's Republic of China236 cm7 ft 9 inBao XishunConsidered the tallest living person by Guinness World Records until September 2009 when he was replaced by Sultan Kösen.[16]1951–
 Germany236 cm7 ft 9 inWalter StraubTallest man in Germany while he was alive.[17]1925–1986 (61)
 Algeria236 cm7 ft 9 inRachid BaraTallest man in Algeria while he was alive.[18]1974-2009 (35)
 Tunisia235 cm7 ft 8½ inRadhouane CharbibListed by Guinness World Records as tallest man until January 15, 2005, before Bao Xishun and Sun Ming Ming.[19]1968–
 United States235 cm7 ft 8 inBrenden AdamsTallest teenager in the world.1995–
 United States/ Ukraine235 cm7 ft 8⅓ inIgor VovkovinskiyCurrently the tallest person living in the United States. Originally from Ukraine, moved to Rochester, Minnesota to be treated at the Mayo Clinic. Most recently has been acting in commercials and movies.[20] Became well known by wearing a t-shirt that read "Obama's Biggest Supporter.". Took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmo, Sweden, as one of the performers on the stage representing Ukraine.1982–
 North Korea235 cm7 ft 8½ inRi Myung HunFormer basketball player with the North Korean national team.1967–
 India234 cm7 ft 6 inPolipaka GattaiahTallest living Indian.[21]1975–
 United States234 cm7 ft 8 inGeorge BellFormer Tallest living American.[21]1957–
 Fiji234 cm7 ft 8 inKaliova SeleiwauTallest living Fijian.[21]1981–
 Austria234 cm7 ft 8 inAdam RainerOnly person known to have been both a dwarf and giant. He was 118 cm (3 ft 10 in) tall at age 21 and peaked at 234 cm (7 ft 8 in) when he died, having doubled his height as an adult.1899–1950 (51)
 Pakistan234 cm7 ft 8 inAlam ChannaPakistani, considered to be the tallest living man when he died in 1998.[22]1953–1998 (46)
 Iceland234 cm7 ft 8 inJóhann K. PéturssonWas the tallest person in Iceland.1913–1984 (71)
 Somalia233 cm7 ft 7.4 inHussain BisadSomalia, considered to be one of the tallest living men.1975–
 United Kingdom232 cm7 ft 7½ inNeil FingletonTallest living person born in the UK.[23][24]1980–
 United States232 cm7 ft 7½ inJack EarleJacob Rheuben Ehrlich. American silent film actor and sideshow performer.1906–1952
 United Kingdom231 cm7 ft 7 inPaul SturgessTied for the tallest player ever to play college basketball in the U.S.[25]1987-
 United States231 cm7 ft 7 inKenny GeorgeTallest Division I basketball player.[26]1987–
 Brazil231 cm7 ft 7 inJoélisson Fernandes da SilvaTallest living Brazilian.[21]1991–
 Argentina231 cm7 ft 7 inJorge GonzálezTallest wrestler in WWE history.1966–2010 (44)
 Ireland231 cm7 ft 7 inCharles ByrneSkeleton now resides in the Hunterian Museum.1761–1783 (22)
 United States231 cm7 ft 7 inMax PalmerActor and pro wrestler. Listed by Guinness World Records at 7 ft 7 in, claimed 8 ft 1 in. Film Bio - Killer Apes, Invaders From Mars.[27]1927–1984 (57)
 Romania231 cm7 ft 7 inGheorghe MureșanTied for tallest in NBA history.1971–
 Sudan231 cm7 ft 7 inManute BolTied for tallest in NBA history.1962–2010 (48)
 Belgium230 cm7 ft 6.75 inAlain DelaunoisTallest living Belgium.[21]1971–
 Azerbaijan230 cm7 ft 7 inAleksandar RindinTallest man in Azerbaijan.[21]1985–
 Armenia230 cm7 ft 7 inArshavir GrigoryanTallest man in Armenia.[21]1990–
 Montenegro230 cm7 ft 6.5 inSlavko VranešTallest Montenegrin basketball player in the national basketball team, former player in the NBA1983–
 Vietnam229 cm7 ft 6.25 inTrần Thành PhốWas the tallest man in Southeast Asia when he died in 2010[28]1947–2010. (63)
 United Kingdom229 cm7 ft 6¼ inChristopher GreenerFormerly Britain's tallest man1943-2015. (71)
 Algeria229 cm7 ft 6⅕ inSaad KaicheFormer basketball player of Club Baloncesto Breogán of Lugo.[29][30]1985–
 Senegal229 cm7 ft 6.25 inMalik SidibeTallest basketball player in Senegal.[31]1985–
 United States229 cm7 ft 6 inRalph MadsenBilled as 7ft 6in.[32]1897-1948
 People's Republic of China229 cm7 ft 6 inYao MingWas the tallest player in the NBA during his playing years until his retirement in 2011.1980–
 United States /  Germany229 cm7 ft 6 inShawn BradleyFormer player in the NBA, 1993–2005, tallest living German (holding dual citizenship).1972–
 Senegal229 cm7 ft 6 inMoussa SeckTallest basketball player in Senegal.[33]1986–
 United States229 cm7 ft 6 inMatthew McGroryWas the world's tallest actor when he died in 2005.[34]1973–2005
 Senegal229 cm7 ft 6 inMamadou N'DiayeWas the tallest in high school and college basketball while playing in the US.[35]1993-
 Senegal228 cm7 ft 6 inTacko FallIs the tallest high school basketball player in the US as of 2014.[36]1997-
 Russia229 cm7 ft 5.8 inSergey IlinTallest basketball player in Russia.[37]1988–
 Japan228 cm7 ft 8 inYasutaka OkayamaTallest basketball player drafted in NBA history.[38][39][40][41]1954–
 Poland228 cm7 ft 5⅔ inEugeniusz TaracińskiTallest man in Poland while he was alive.[42]1928–1978 (50)
 Colombia228 cm7 ft 5⅔ inAsdrúbal Herrera MoraTallest living Colombian.[43]1986–
 Slovakia228 cm7 ft 5⅔ inMartin MiklosikTallest basketball player in Slovak Republic.[44]1986–
 Peru228 cm7 ft 5⅔ inMargarito MachacuayCurrently the tallest South American person and is the fifth tallest in the Americas.[45]1965–


NationalityMetricImperialNameNoteLifespan (age of death)
 People's Republic of China248 cm8 ft 1 ¾ inZeng JinlianConfirmed by Guinness World Records as tallest female ever. Suffered from spine curvature and could not stand at full height. Tallest recorded Chinese person and world's tallest person shortly before her death.1964–1982 (17)
 United Kingdom241 cm7 ft 11 inJane BunfordTallest recorded English person and possibly the world's tallest person at the time of her death. Given height is adjusted for spinal curvature; peak standing height was 7 ft 10 in (239 cm).[46]1895–1922 (27)
 People's Republic of China234 cm7 ft 8 inYao DefenListed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, until her death on November 13, 20121972–2012 (40)
 United States233 cm7 ft 7 ¼ inSandy AllenListed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, until her death on August 13, 2008.[47]1955–2008 (53)

Disputed and unverified claims[edit]

FlagMetricImperialNameNoteLifespan (age at death)
 France350 cm11 ft 6 inGiant of CastelnauHeight estimate based on bone fragments found at the Neolithic cemetery of Castelnau-le-Lez, excavated in 1890 by Georges Vacher de Lapouge and published in the journal La Nature, Vol. 18, 1890.[48]Unknown - Neolithic France
Belarus Belarus285 cm9 ft 4 inFeodor MachnowHeight not confirmedBilled.1878–1912 (34)
 England282 cm9 ft 3 inJohn Middleton
The Childe of Hale
Written on his grave is Here lyeth the bodie of John Middleton, the Childe of Hale, nine feet three. Height not officially confirmed.1578–1623 (45)
 United States274 cm8 ft 11.5 inJohn AasenAmerican silent film actor, height is not officially confirmed.1890–1938 (48)
 Egypt269 cm8 ft 10 inSa’id Muhammad GhaziClaimed 8'10", but was later measured at 7'11" (242 cm).[49]1909–1941 (32)
 Ireland269 cm8 ft 10 inPatrick MurphyClaimed 8'10", but was later measured at 7'3.4" (222 cm). Height is not officially confirmed.1834–1862 (28)
 Italy259 cm8 ft 6 inMaximinus ThraxEmperor of Rome, first ever recorded person with gigantism.173–238
 Iran259 cm8 ft 5.9 inSiah Khan Ibn Kashmir KhanWhen he was admitted to hospital in 1933 he turned out to be 'only' 7'2.6" (220 cm) tall .[5]1912-1938
 Thailand257 cm8 ft 5.6 inPornchai SawsriClaimed to measure over 8 ft 5 inches in 2013. Not officially confirmed.[50]1990?-
 Ukraine257 cm8 ft 5.5 inLeonid StadnykRefuses to undergo independent testing under Guinness World Records rules, so his claim is not recognized by Guinness World Records.1970-2014 (44)
 Pakistan254 cm8 ft 4 inAjaz AhmedClaims actually to be 8 feet 4 inches, but this is unverified by Guinness World Records. He claims that he is still growing.1976-
 Netherlands254 cm8 ft 4 inTrijntje KeeverTallest recorded woman. Not confirmed by Guinness World Records.[51][52]1616–1633 (17)
 United States254 cm8 ft 4 inElla EwingClaims 8 feet 4 inches, however measured at 7 feet 4.5 inches. Her mother describes her full height at 8 feet 4 inches.1872–1913 (41)
 Bangladesh251 cm8 ft 3 inParimal BarmanClaims of being 8 feet 3 inches, not confirmed.1962–1991 (29)
 United States248 cm8 ft 2 inHenry HiteClaims of being 8 feet 2 inches, not confirmed.1915–1978 (63)
 India248 cm8 ft 2 inJitendra SinghClaims of being 8 feet 2 inches, but was later measured at 7'7" (231 cm)[21]1971–
 Finland247 cm8 ft 1.4 inDaniel CajanusHeight not officially confirmed.[53]1703–1749 (46)
 People's Republic of China246 cm8 ft 1 inZhao LiangHeight not officially confirmed. A circus performer.1982-
 Finland246 cm8 ft 1 inLouis Moilanen
Big Louie
Height not officially confirmed.[54]1886–1913 (27)
Qing dynasty China244 cm8 ft 0 inZhan ShichaiHeight not officially confirmed.[55]1841-1893 (52)
 Turkey244.4 cm8 ft 0 inBarth's GiantSkeleton of reputed Giant "Hayduk", Turkish soldier displayed at Vienna's Anatomical museum in 1904. Height estimated from Femur and Tibia at 235.2 to 244.4 cm tall.[56]c. 1683
 Algeria244 cm8 ft 0 inMounir FourarHeight not officially confirmed.[57]1972–2012 (40)
 Indonesia242 cm7 ft 11 inMusutamanHeight not officially confirmed.[58]1962-?
 Sweden242 cm7 ft 11 inGustaf EdmanHeight not officially confirmed.[59]1882–1912 (30)
 Mongolia236 cm7 ft 9 inÖndör Gongor
Tall Gongor
Was measured by Roy Chapman Andrews, but some other sources even give 245 cm (8 feet)1879–1931 (52)
 United Kingdom236 cm7 ft 9 inFrederick KempsterClaimed to be 8 ft 4.5 in. Height not officially confirmed.[60]1889–1918 (29)

Tallest in varied fields or endeavors[edit]

Tallest in varied sports[edit]

Aaron Sandilands and Lance Whitnall in an Australian Football League stadium
Zdeno Chara, the tallest player in National Hockey League history.
Loek van Mil is the tallest player in professional baseball history
 Canada251 cm (8 ft 3 in)Edouard BeaupréTallest strongman and tallest wrestler.1881-1904
 Libya245 cm (8 ft 0 in)Suleiman Ali NashnushTallest basketball player.1943-1991
 Romania242 cm (7.94 ft)Gogea MituTallest professional boxer.1914–1936
 People's Republic of China236 cm (7 ft 9 in)Sun Ming MingTallest active professional basketball player.1983–
 Romania231 cm (7 ft 7 in)Gheorghe MureșanRetired professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.1971–
 Sudan231 cm (7 ft 7 in)Manute BolProfessional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.1962–2010
 Tanzania221 cm (7 ft 3 in)Hasheem ThabeetTallest active NBA player.1987–
 Brazil218 cm (7 ft 2 in)Giant SilvaTallest kickboxer and mixed martial artist.1963-
 Poland218 cm (7 ft 2 in)Małgorzata "Margo" DydekTallest player in WNBA history.1974–2011
 Russia218 cm (7 ft 2 in)[61]Dmitriy MuserskiyTallest volleyball player.1988–
 Pakistan216 cm (7 ft 1 in)Mohammad IrfanTallest international cricketer[62]1982–
 Philippines216 cm (7 ft 1 in)E.J. FeihlTallest basketball player in PBA history. (tied with Greg Slaughter)1970–
 Philippines216 cm (7 ft 1 in)Greg SlaughterTallest basketball player in PBA history. (tied with E.J. Feihl)1970–
 Netherlands215 cm (7 ft 1 in)Loek van MilTallest baseball player.1984–
 United Kingdom213 cm (7 ft 0 in)Richard MetcalfeTallest rugby union player.1973–
 Netherlands213 cm (7 ft 0 in)Ted van der ParreTallest World's Strongest Man.1955–
 United States213 cm (7 ft 0 in)Richard SlighTallest American football player in NFL history.1944–2008
 Russia213 cm (7 ft 0 in)Nikolai ValuevTallest boxing world champion.1973–
 Netherlands212 cm (6 ft 11 in)Semmy SchiltTallest kickboxing world champion.1973–
 Netherlands212 cm (6 ft 11 in)Stefan StruveTallest fighter in the UFC.1988–
 United States211 cm (6 ft 11 in)Jon RauchTallest baseball player in Major League Baseball history.1978–
 Australia211 cm (6 ft 11 in)Aaron SandilandsTied as tallest player in Australian Football League history.1982–
 Australia211 cm (6 ft 11 in)Peter StreetTied as tallest player in Australian Football League history.1980–
 Croatia211 cm (6 ft 11 in)Ivo KarlovićTallest tennis player on the ATP Tour.1979–
 United Kingdom211 cm (6 ft 11 in)Will Carrick-SmithTallest active professional rugby union player.1992-
 Lithuania209 cm (6 ft 10 in)Rolandas GimbutisTallest Olympic swimmer.1981–
 Belgium208 cm (6 ft 10 in)Kristof Van HoutTallest association football player.1987–
 Slovakia206 cm (6 ft 9 in)Zdeno CháraTallest player in National Hockey League history.1977–
 Russia206 cm (6 ft 9 in)Nelly AlishevaTallest female volleyball player.1983–
 United States206 cm (6 ft 9 in)Jared GaitherTallest active American football player in the NFL1986-
 Bulgaria203 cm (6 ft 8 in)Kotooshu KatsunoriTallest active sumo wrestler.1983-
 Germany201 cm (6 ft 7 in)Ingo SchultzTallest sprinter.1975–
 Bulgaria201 cm (6 ft 7 in)Velichko CholakovTallest Olympic weightlifter.1982–
 United States201 cm (6 ft 7 in)Phil BlackmarTallest golfer on the PGA Tour.1957–
  Switzerland200 cm (6 ft 7 in)Ramon ZenhäusernTallest World Cup competitor in alpine skiing.1992-
 United States198 cm (6 ft 6 in)Buddy BakerTallest driver in NASCAR history.1941–
 Netherlands197 cm (6 ft 6 in)Jens MourisTallest professional cyclist.1980-
 United States195 cm (6 ft 5 in)Michael WaltripTallest active driver in NASCAR.1963–
 Croatia193 cm (6 ft 4 in)Blanka VlašićTallest female high jumper.1983-

Tallest actors[edit]

 United Kingdom7 ft 7½ in (233 cm)Neil FingletonTallest actor at 233 cm (7 ft 7½ in).[63]1980 –
 United States6 ft 8 1/2 in (204 cm)Brad GarrettTallest Emmy Award winning actor at 204 cm (6 ft 8 1/2 in).[64]1960–
 United States6 ft 8.25 in (203.84 cm)Lindsay Kay HaywardTallest actress in a leading role[65]1987-[66]
 United States6 ft 7 in (201 cm)James CromwellTallest Academy Award nominated actor at 201 cm (6 ft 7 in).1940–
 United States6 ft 5 in (195 cm)Tim RobbinsTallest Academy Award winning actor at 195 cm (6 ft 5 in).1958–

Tallest people presently living in varied nations[edit]

 Pakistan8 ft 4 in (254 cm)Ajaz AhmedTallest living in Pakistan at 254 cm (8 ft 4 in). He claims that he is still growing.1975 –
 Turkey8 ft 3 in (251 cm)Sultan KösenTallest Turkish at 251 cm (8 ft 3 in).[3]1982 –
 Morocco8 ft 2 in (249 cm)Brahim TakioullahTallest Moroccan at 246 cm and second tallest person(8 ft 1 in)[4]1982 –
 Iran8 ft 1 in (246 cm)Morteza MehrzadTallest live in Iran at 246 cm (8 ft 1 in).[5]1987 –
 Algeria8 ft 0 in (244 cm)Mounir FourarTallest live in Algeria at 244 cm (8 ft 0 in).1972 –
 People's Republic of China7 ft 11 in (242 cm)Zhang JuncaiTallest living Chinese at 242 cm (7 ft 11 in).1983 –
 Tunisia7 ft 8.5 in (235 cm)Radhouane CharbibTallest Tunisian and the tallest living person in Africa[19]1968 –
 Somalia7 ft 8½ in (236 cm)Hussain BisadTallest Somali at 236 cm (7 ft 8.5 in).1975 –
 North Korea7 ft 8.5 in (235 cm)Ri Myung HunTallest North Korean at 235 cm (7 ft 8.5 in).1967 –
 United States7 ft 8⅓ in (235 cm)Igor VovkovinskiyTallest American at 235 cm (7 ft 8⅓ in).1982 –
 United Kingdom
 European Union
7 ft 7½ in (233 cm)Neil FingletonTallest person born in UK and tallest people in the European Union at 233 cm (7 ft 7½ in).[23][24]1980 –
 Romania7 ft 7 in (231 cm)Gheorghe MureșanTallest Romanian at 231 cm (7 ft 7 in).1971 –
 Brazil7 ft 6 in (230 cm)Joelisson Fernandes da SilvaTallest Brazilian at 230 cm (7 ft 6 in)[67]1991 –
 Montenegro7 ft 6 in (230 cm)Slavko VranesTallest living person in Montenegro1983 –
 Japan7 ft 6 in (228 cm)Yasutaka OkayamaTallest Japanese to be drafted into the NBA at 228 cm (7 ft 6 in).1954 –
 Canada7 ft 6 in (228 cm)Jerry SokoloskiTallest Canadian at 228 cm (7 ft 6 in).1983 –
 New Zealand7 ft 4.5 in (225 cm)Jonty ButterfieldTallest New Zealander at 229 cm (7 ft 6.15 in).[68]1994 –
 Puerto Rico7 ft 3.5 in (222 cm)Peter John RamosTallest Puerto Rican at 222 cm (7 ft 3.5 in).1985 –
 Australia7 ft 3 in (221 cm)Sam HarrisTallest Australian at 221 cm (7 ft 3 in).1984 –
 Philippines7 ft 6 in (221 cm)Raul DilloSaid to be the tallest Filipino at 221 cm (7 ft 4 in) when he was measured in age 17..[69][70]1991 –

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