Zeng Jinlian (China) (b. 26 June 1964) of Yujiang village in the Bright Moon Commune, Hunan Province, measured 2.48 m (8 ft 1.75 in) when she died on 13 February 1982.
This figure represented her height with assumed normal spinal curvature because she suffered from severe scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and could not stand up straight. She began to grow abnormally from the age of four months and stood 1.56 m (5 ft 1.5 in) before her fourth birthday and 2.17 m (7 ft 1.5 in) when she was 13. Her hands measured 25 cm (10 in) and her feet 35.5 cm (14 in) in length.
Both her parents and her brother were of normal size.
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