Sunday Nov 28, 2021

Meet the world’s tallest 8-year- old who is 6ft 6ins tall

At 6ft 6ins, it’s hard to believe 8-year-old Karan
Singh is just a child. The boy towers above his
classmates and even most of his seniors and
has made it to the Guinness Book of Records
multiple times.

Karan, from Meerut in India, got his height from
his basketballer mum who is even taller than

His mum, Shweatlana, 33, is India’s tallest
woman and stands at 7ft 2in. She has
represented India in numerous national and
international sports events. Karan’s father,
Sanjay, 41, is also tall and stands at 6ft 6in, the
same height as his eight-year-old son
When Karan was born weighing 7.8 kg and over
63 cm in length, he entered the Guinness Book
of Records as the heaviest and tallest baby at
birth. Now his father hopes Karan’s height will
make him recognised again.

“When Karan was born, he weighed 7.8
kg and was over 63 cm in length. So that
got him into the record books instantly.
Then, when he was five-years-old, he got
the record for being the tallest toddler.
He is eight now and I want to get him
into the Guinness Records again,” said

Karan hopes to play basketball like his mother
and began receiving training from her since he
was five. Karan is a healthy child and does
everything his classmates do. He is regularly
taken to an endocrinologist and so far nothing
abnormal has been noted in his development.
The only problem with Karan’s height is getting
clothes and shoes that fit. Karan’s parents also
face the problem of finding clothes and shoes
that fit. Karan and his mum have the same
shoe size and often wear each other’s shoe. As
for clothes, they are made specially for Karan
by a tailor as it’s almost impossible to find his
size in the market.

Shweatlana said.

“My clothes have to be stitched
specially. I don’t even find bangles or
sandals in my size. Now we get Karan’s
clothes tailor made as well.”

Karan hopes to grow even taller than his mother
and he intends to use his height in deciding his
future career. He loves basketball playing but
also loves science but when asked which he
would choose between the two, he said:
“But if I have to choose between
becoming a doctor and a basketball
player, I will choose basketball for sure.”

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