The large hand of Zhao Liang from China – the new tallest man in the world!

July 20, 2009

Zhao Liang has very large hands - about twice as long as the hand of his doctor!

The large hand of Zhao Liang – unofficially he was measured as the tallest man in the world!

In april (2009) Mister Zhao Liang from China entered the Tianjin hospital for an operation to relieve pain from an old muscle tendon injury on his left foot. His height caused a stir among hospital staff who urged him to get measured properly in order to establish a new Guinness World Record! Zhao Liang’s length was measured at 2.46m (8.07 ft. tall), making him 10cm (3.9 inches) taller than Bao Xishun, the current tallest man, who is 2.36m (7.9ft).

Rather remarkable, contrary to many other rather exceptionally long people in the world, Zhao Liang’s remarkable body seize is not caused by a medical problem. Zhao Liang’s parents are of a more usual height:

– his father measuring 1.8m (5.9 ft.) – which is quite long, for the average length for chinese men is 1.73m;
– and his mother measures 1.68m (5.5 ft.).

Though the seize of his hands may not be as large as the hands of Leonid Stadnyk from Ukraine (who appears to have the largest ‘normal’ male hands in the world) and Duangjai Samaksamarn from Thailand (who appears to have the largest ‘abnormal’ females hands in the world), the hand of Zhao Liang look very impressive compared to the hand of one of the doctors of the Tianjin hospital – see the photo above.

Nevertheless, Zhao Liang’s mother is quite a bit concerned about the health of her son:

“He [Zhao Liang] has a big appetite and can easily eat eight hamburger-sized steamed buns and three dishes for dinner. But I am so worried about his marriage, job and his health that my hair has turned white.”


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