Saturday, December 17, 2011

Indian student Jyoti Amge named world's shortest woman

[ via BBC India ] 16 Dec

Jyoti Amge, an Indian student measuring just a little over two feet has been confirmed as the world's shortest living woman by Guinness World Records.

Shortest women of the world: Bridgette Jordan (L) - Jyoti Amge (C) - Pauline Musters (R)
Jyoti Amge, at 62.8cm (24.7in), is 7cm shorter than previous title holder, American Bridgette Jordan.

Ms Amge was conferred the title on Friday as she celebrated her 18th birthday in the city of Nagpur. In 2009, she was named the world's shortest teenager at 61.95cm.

Ms Amge has a condition called achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and is not expected to grow further.

The shortest woman ever recorded was Pauline Musters (1876-1895) of the Netherlands, who stood at 61cm.

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