Zeng Jinlian

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Zeng Jinlian
Born(1964-06-26)June 26, 1964
DiedFebruary 13, 1982(1982-02-13) (aged 17)
Known forTallest verified woman
Height8 ft 1.75 in (248.29 cm)
Weight305 lb (138 kg)

Zeng Jinlian (June 26, 1964 – February 13, 1982) was the tallest modernly verified[1] female person, taking over Jane Bunford's record. In the year between Don Koehler's death and her own, she surpassed fellow "eight-footers" Gabriel Estêvão Monjane and Suleiman Ali Nashnush. Zeng's growth patterns were close to Robert Wadlow as shown in the table below.

Age Height of Zeng Jinlian Height of Robert Wadlow
4 5 ft 1.5 in (1.56 m) 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
13 7 ft 1.5 in (2.17 m) 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
16 7 ft 10.5 in (2.40 m) 8 ft 1.5 in (2.48 m)
17 8 ft 1.75 in (2.48 m) 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
Preceded by
Jane Bunford
Tallest recognized woman
1982–?
Succeeded by
Sandy Allen
Preceded by
Don Koehler
Tallest recognized person
1982
Succeeded by
Gabriel Estêvão Monjane
Preceded by
Jane Bunford
Tallest recognized woman ever
1982–present
Succeeded by

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  1. ^ "Tallest Woman Ever". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 13 June 2019.

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