Wednesday 26 July 2017

Record breaker: US student Bridgette at 2ft tall is officially the world’s shortest woman

The world's shortest living woman Bridgette Jordan, 22, from Sandoval, Illinois. Photo: PA
The world's shortest living woman Bridgette Jordan, 22, from Sandoval, Illinois. Photo: PA
The world's shortest living woman Bridgette Jordan, 22, from Sandoval, Illinois. Photo: PA

Arj Singh

A dancing, cheerleading 2ft tall American has been named world's shortest living woman by Guinness World Records.

Bridgette Jordan, 22, from Sandoval, Illinois, stands 2ft 3in (69cm) and also holds the record for shortest living siblings with her 20 year-old brother Brad.



Standing at a comparatively lofty 3ft 2in (96.5cm), Mr Jordan lists his hobbies as basketball, karate and gymnastics.



Music-lover Ms Jordan also likes to stay active and often spends time dancing and cheerleading.



On her record-breaking achievement Ms Jordan said: "It feels awesome. It's great to be small. I believe that everyone should be confident in themselves."



Her brother added: "Hopefully this will go a little way to helping people realise it's OK to be different."



The siblings, who have Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II, live with their parents in Sandoval and study at Kaskaskia College.



Ms Jordan breaks the record of 22-year-old Elif Kocaman, from Kadirli, Turkey, who measured 2ft 4.58in (72.6 cm).



Jyoti Amge, 17, from Nagpur, India, is currently recognised as the world's shortest teenager, standing at just 2ft tall (61.95 cm).



Both Jordan siblings feature in the Guinness World Records 2012.

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