It was a giant handshake for He Pingping, world’s shortest man, when he met in this Turkish capital Sultan Kosen, who has been crowned the tallest man on earth.
The 21-year-old 73.66-centimetre (2 ft 5 in) tall, who hails from China, said that he was happy to meet Kosen.
The 27-year-old Turkish farm labourer Kosen, with height of 246.5 cm (8 ft 1 in), took over the title from Bao Xishun, beating his Chinese rival by 10 cm.
“I was having a hard time noticing him,” said the tallest man, welcoming Pingping to his country at a ceremony to mark the launch of the Guinness World Records live road show, Press TV reported.
Pingping is facing a challenge to his title as his fellow countryman Wu Kang is applying to Guinness World Records, claiming that he is under 68.58 cm (2 ft 3 in).