World’s tallest man finds love

World’s tallest man finds love with woman 2ft
7in shorter than him

·  Sultan Kosen is 8ft three ins, and dwarfs his 5ft 8
ins fiance
 Merve Dibo
· 
He also has 27.5cm hands 36.5 cm feet – a massive size 28
· 
Kosen has long been searching for a
woman to share his life with
·  He is one of only ten people ever to top 8 feet and
the first in a decade

As the world’s tallest
man, 8ft 3in Sultan Kosen despaired of finding a soulmate who would prove a
perfect fit.
So the gentle giant says
it’s nothing short of a miracle that he has met his love match in Merve Dibo.
And despite a height
difference of 2ft 7in, Mr Kosen, 30, celebrated the biggest day of his life
yesterday – tying the knot with his 20-year-old bride in his native Turkey.
The World’s tallest man Sultan Kosen poses with
his fiancee Merve Dibo during their henna night, the ceremony held one day
before the wedding



  The couple dance the
halay, a Turkish national dance. The Turkish farmer – who at eight ft three in,
dwarfs his five feet 8 in fiance – is to marry Merve Dibo in a ceremony today

 Kosen, 30, has long been searching for a woman
to share his life with, and had reportedly given up hope – until he met Ms Dibo



 Before meeting Miss
Dibo, Mr Kosen had spoken of his difficulties in finding a partner, as most
potential girlfriends were put off by his size.



But yesterday the
part-time farmer, who had ordered a custom-made suit and size 28 shoes for his
wedding, said he was thrilled to have found ‘the person for me’. 


 He added: ‘It was unfortunate
that I could not find a suitable girl of my own size. But now I will have my
own family and private life.’



Mr Kosen, who is one of
only ten people ever to top 8ft, suffers from a rare disorder called pituitary
gigantism, which causes his body to continually produce growth hormones. Kosen also holds the Guinness World Record for
the size of his 27.5cm hands and feet, which are recorded 36.5 centimetres – a
massive size 28



The couple’s wedding cake was certainly not underwhelming, towering well over the bride.
 Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest man, had his head in the clouds as he married a woman nearly 2ft 7in shorter than him.
-Sultan suffers from a
rare disorder called pituitary gigantism, which causes his body to continually
produce the growth hormone
-He began shooting up at
the age of ten, became the tallest man in the world in 2009 and finally stopped
growing in 2011. 
The all-time record
holder was Robert Wadlow from Illinois, who died in 1940 measuring just over
8ft 11in.