Jyoti Amge photos: world’s shortest woman
Jyoti Amge, previously the world’s shortest teenager, is 62.8cm (24.7in) tall. She is a full is 7cm shorter than the previous record holder Bridgette Jordan.
Jyoti Amge, of Nagpur, India, has a condition called achondroplasia, a kind of dwarfism.
She tells media:
“It is wonderful to celebrate my 18th birthday with a new world record, it’s like an added birthday present. I feel grateful to be this size, after all if I weren’t small and had not achieved these world records I might never have been able to visit Japan and Europe, and many other wonderful countries.”.
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Guinness World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy, left, and Dr. Manoj Pahukar of Wockhardt hospital measures Jyoti Amge, in Nagpur, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Amge was named the world's shortest measuring 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches), as she celebrated her 18th birthday in central India, according to the Guinness World Records global authority on breaking achievements. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)