Zeng Jinlian

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Zeng Jinlian
Born (1964-06-25)June 25, 1964
Died February 13, 1982(1982-02-13) (aged 17)
Hunan, China
Known for Tallest verified woman
Height 8 ft 1.75 in (248.29 cm)
Weight 305 lb (138 kg)

Zeng Jinlian (June 25, 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. ^ "Top 10 Tallest Women of All Time". Retrieved 12 April 2016. 

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