A Filipino who is just 22 inches high is set to become the world’s smallest man

Junrey Balawing, 17, a Filipino who is just 22 inches high is set to become the world’s smallest man.

The current title holder is Khagendra Thapa Magar, of Nepal, who is 26.4in or 2ft 2.41in tall. He was declared to be the shortest man in the world and recorded his name in Guinness World Records in 2010.

According to British tabloid magazine the Sun, the 17-year-old, who is tinier than a one-year-old, will take the title-smashing five inches off the current record when he turns 18 on June 12.

The titchy teen has not grown since his first birthday, struggles to walk and cannot stand up for long, the paper reported.

But he beams with pride when talking about his likely world record.

He told the Sun: “If I were the smallest man in the world, it would be very cool.”

Junrey lives with his parents and three younger – but taller – siblings in a village in a remote region of the Philippines’ Zamboanga del Norte province.

A Guinness world Records spokesman confirmed that they would be considering Balawing’s claim when he turns 18, which is when candidates for this title can officially apply for the record.

It's official, Khagendra is the shortest person in the world

A team from the Guinness World Records (GWR) has completed the final measurements of height and weight of Khagendra Thapa Magar at Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

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Three different measurements, done at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Tuesday were used to get the final average values of height and weight of Khagendra. The final result of the measurement were 67.08 centimeters in height and 5.5 kilogram in weight. Khagendra replaces Edward Nino Hernandez of Colombia, a 70 centimeters tall previous record holder.

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The world's shortest person dies

Shortest person in the worldNO, it is not Khagendra!

Before being replaced by Khagendra Thapa Magar, He Pingping, the current world’s shortest man died on the weekend at the age of 21.

Our heartfelt condolence to the soul of Pingping and his family!

The Guinness verification team gave a temporary registration to Khagendra and he will be officially registered as the shortest man of the world in Guinness World Records after six months when he turns 18. It is not clear whether somebody else will be the shortest person in the mean time, until Khagendra will officially take over.
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World’s Smallest Person: Khagendra finally gets recognized

khagendraGuinness World Records has finally verified Khagendra Thapa Magar, Nepal’s shortest man, as the shortest man in the world after verifying his height and weight last night. Thapa Magar was awarded a certificate and a medal in Rome on Feb 26, 2010.

The Guinness verification team found that Khagendra is 56 cm tall and weighs just five kg. Khagendra is given a temporary registration now and he will be officially registered as the shortest man of the world in Guinness World Records after six months when he turns 18.

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Shortest man, Khagendra, going London

Khagendra_Thapa_Magar_with_PM_NepalThe kid Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, is carrying is not a kid at all.

The little man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, has just turned 18 and is going to London to register himself as the shortest person in the World. He is collecting funds for the travel cost.

It is good thing that Khagendra is going to be the record holder. But, I didn’t know that you have to go to London to register yourself in the Guinness World Records.

The official FAQ doesn’t mention of visiting London.

…Once you have received the guidelines you can attempt the record and collect all the evidence as indicated in the guidelines and in the Records Breakers Pack. You can send the evidence to our office in London, where we will be able to verify it within 6 weeks and send you a certificate to commemorate the achievement, if the verification is satisfactory.

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