Two-Foot-Tall Woman Crowned ‘World’s Shortest’

19 Dec

Jyoti Amge world's shortest living woman
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Jyoti Amge of India has been crowned the new “shortest living woman.” Measuring a mere 24.7 inches (62.8 centimeters) tall, the 18-year-old snatched the world record “right out from under” the previous record holder, a 22-year-old American named Bridgette Jordan, who stands at 27 inches (69 cm).

A representative from Guinness World Records (GWR), the authority on record-breaking achievements, traveled to Amge’s hometown of Nagpur to oversee the official measurements required for the title.

Amge, who has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, first entered the record books in 2009 when she was named the world’s shortest teenager, standing only 24.39 inches (61.95 cm) tall at the time. Since then, Amge has grown just a third of an inch, and has now stopped growing.



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