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'Asia tallest man' hospitalised in China

08 July 2013, 13:29

Beijing - A 2.55m Chinese man who is among the world's tallest living people has been hospitalised for a hip replacement, reports said on Monday.

Wang Fengjun has been measured as 29cm taller than China's towering former NBA basketball player Yao Ming.

According to the Zhengzhou Evening, a paper in his home province of Henan, Wang's hands are 30cm long and he wears specially made size-75 shoes.

Chinese media widely describe him as Asia's tallest man.

Wang, aged 37, developed gigantism due to a tumour on his pituitary gland. He has been suffering from osteonecrosis of the hips and was offered free treatment by a Henan hospital.

China's Yao Defen was the world's tallest woman at 2.34m when she died last year aged 40.


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