World’s tallest man finds love
7in shorter than him
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
the first in a decade
man, 8ft 3in Sultan Kosen despaired of finding a soulmate who would prove a
it’s nothing short of a miracle that he has met his love match in Merve Dibo.
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.
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.
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.’
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
rare disorder called pituitary gigantism, which causes his body to continually
produce the growth hormone
the age of ten, became the tallest man in the world in 2009 and finally stopped
growing in 2011.
holder was Robert Wadlow from Illinois, who died in 1940 measuring just over