Igor Vovkovinski, an American of Ukrainian descent, lived a life marked by disease, triggered by excessive secretion of tumor hormones.
It is for this reason that his family, in his childhood, made a name for himself at the Health Pole in the northern city of Rochester, USA.
Igor, the “youngest” who was already tall for his age, continued to grow in America’s record despite receiving treatment, which was cited by the Guinness Book of Records commissioners when he was 27 years old.
During the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, Igor Vovkovinsky on stage, in his hands, the singer representing Ukraine.
He previously had the experience of another celebrity in 2009, spotted by Barack Obama during a political rally. Wearing the “greatest Obama supporter in the world” T-shirt, he climbed into a crowd of activists and shook hands with the president of the Democratic Party.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the tallest man in the world is currently the Turkish Sultan Kozan (2.51 meters).
But the tallest man in modern history was Robert Watlow, an American who reached a height of 2.72 m. He also suffered from abnormally high production of growth hormones and died in 1940, at the age of 22.
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