Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tallest Man In The World being Recorded

Tallest male

  1. Robert Pershing Wadlow – Confirmed tallest male and person by Guinness World Records at 8'11.1" (272 cm). (b.1918, d.1940)
  2. John Rogan – Second tallest male in recorded history at 8'9 ½" (268 cm). Tallest African American. (b.1868, d.1905)
  3. Leonid Stadnyk – Tallest living person,Ukraine (May 2009) 8' 5"(2.57m),Guinness Book of World Records.
  4. Don Koehler – 8' 2" (2.49 m), Tallest in World for most of 1970s. Had 5'10" twin sister. (September 1, 1925 – February 26, 1981)
  5. Zhao Liang - 8' 1.1" (2.48 m) [2]
  6. Väinö Myllyrinne – Tallest Finn, standing 8'1" (247 cm). Myllyrinne was born in 1909 and died April 13, 1963.
  7. Gabriel Estêvão Monjane – Guinness World Records listed him as tallest man from 1988 to 1990 at 8'1" (246 cm). (b.1944, d.1990)
  8. Suleiman Ali Nashnush – Libyan who may be the tallest basketball player[citation needed] at 8'½" (245 cm). (b.1943 d.1991)
  9. Gogea Mitu (b. Gogu Ştefănescu) - Romanian boxer at 7'9" (2.36 m). (b. 14 july 1914-d.22 june 1936).
  10. Bao Xishun – Guinness World Record holder for current tallest living person at 7'9" (236 cm). (b.1951)[3]
  11. Sun Ming-Ming – Formerly second tallest living person at 7'9", currently third tallest living person.
  12. Radhouane Charbib – Listed by Guinness World Records as tallest man before Bao Xishun and Sun Ming Ming at 7'8¾" (235 cm).[3]
  13. Ri Myung Hun – Former basketball player with the North Korean national team. 7'8½" tall
  14. George Bell – Tallest living American at 7'8" (234 cm).[4]
  15. Yasutaka Okayama – Tallest basketball player drafted in National Basketball Association history at 7'8" (234 cm)
  16. Neil Fingleton – Tallest person born in UK at 7'7½" (233 cm).[5][6]
  17. Alam Channa – Pakistani, considered to be the tallest living man when he died in 1998 at 7'7¼" (232 cm).[7][8]
  18. Manute Bol – Tied for tallest in NBA history at 7'7" (231 cm).
  19. Gheorghe Mureşan – Tied for tallest in NBA history at 7'7" (231 cm).
  20. Kenny George – Tallest Division I basketball player at 7'7" (231 cm).[9]
  21. Jorge Gonzalez – Tallest wrestler in WWE history at 7'6" (229 cm).
  22. Yao Ming – Yao is currently the tallest player in the NBA at 7'6" (229 cm).
  23. Matthew McGrory – tallest actor at 7'6" (229 cm) when he died.

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