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60 centimeters tall: World's shortest man in Philippines

06-13-2011 09:37 BJT

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A Filipino blacksmith's son, who stands less than two-thirds of a meter tall, has been declared the world's shortest man. Sunday's announcement came on his 18th birthday, sparking celebrations across his hometown.

The title was bestowed upon Junrey Balawing, in the southern city of Sindangans. He was measured at a height of 60 centimeters during the ceremony. A representative from Guinness World Records then presented Balawing with official recognition, as the shortest adult male on the planet.

However, due to being the size of a toddler, and boasting a child's demeanor, Balawing has weak knees, and needs support to stand. No cash award accompanies the Guinness Certificate, but the company representative says he hopes international fame will attract gifts and donations, especially medical supplies to ensure the new honoree's health.

Celebration: Junrey Balawing from the Philippines will be awarded the title of the world's
smallest man on his 18th birthday this weekend

A Filipino blacksmith's son, who stands less than two-thirds of a meter
tall, has been declared the world's shortest man. Sunday's announcement
came on his 18th birthday, sparking celebrations across his hometown.

A Filipino blacksmith's son, who stands less than two-thirds of a meter tall, has been declared the world's shortest man. Sunday's announcement came on his 18th birthday, sparking celebrations across his hometown.

A Filipino blacksmith's son, who stands less than two-thirds of a meter
tall, has been declared the world's shortest man. Sunday's announcement
came on his 18th birthday, sparking celebrations across his hometown.

A Filipino blacksmith's son, who stands less than two-thirds of a meter tall, has been declared the world's shortest man. Sunday's announcement came on his 18th birthday, sparking celebrations across his hometown.

A Filipino blacksmith's son, who stands less than two-thirds of a meter tall, has been declared the world's shortest man. Sunday's announcement came on his 18th birthday, sparking celebrations across his hometown.

A Filipino blacksmith's son, who stands less than two-thirds of a meter tall, has been declared the world's shortest man. Sunday's announcement came on his 18th birthday, sparking celebrations across his hometown.

A Filipino blacksmith's son, who stands less than two-thirds of a meter tall, has been declared the world's shortest man. Sunday's announcement came on his 18th birthday, sparking celebrations across his hometown.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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