Top 10 Tallest Athletes of All Time

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Tallest Athletes of All Time

  • 10. Margo Dydek – Poland

Tallest Athletes
Tallest female sportsperson

Height : 7 ft 2 in
Only female athlete to make this list, Margo Dydek was a Polish international professional basketball player. Standing 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) tall, she was famous for being the tallest professional female basketball player in the world. She played center position for the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA and was a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League.

  • 9. Giant Silva – Brazil

Tallest Athletes
Tallest Sportsman

Height : 7 ft 2 in
Next on Tallest Athletes, Paulo César da Silva is a Brazilian former basketball player, playing for the Brazilian Team in the Olympic Games. and mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Giant Silva. A super-heavyweight wrestler capable of significant aerial maneuvers as well as power moves, he was both a face and a heel in several professional wrestling promotions.

  • 8. Hasheem Thabeet – Tanzania

Tallest Athletes
Super tall sportsperson

Height : 7 ft 3 in
Next on Tallest Athletes, Hasheem Thabeet is a Tanzanian professional basketball player who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. At 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m), Thabeet is the tallest active player in the NBA. He was drafted as the 2nd pick overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA Draft after playing with the Connecticut Huskies. Thabeet was the tallest player ever to play for the Huskies.

  • 7. Yao Ming – China

Tallest Athletes
Basketball player with great height

Height : 7 ft 6 in
Next on Tallest AthletesYao Ming (born September 12, 1980) is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At the time of his final season, he was the tallest active player in the NBA, at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in). he is the 7th all time tallest athlete in the history.

  • 6. Manute Bol – Sudan

Tallest Athletes
Tall Basketball Player

Height : 7 ft 7 in
Next on Tallest Athletes, was a Sudanese-born basketball player and political activist. At 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, he was one of the tallest men ever to play in the National Basketball Association, along with Gheorghe Mureşan. He was officially measured and listed at 7 feet, 6 3/4 inches tall in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is believed to have been born on October 16, 1962 in either Turalei or Gogrial, Sudan (now South Sudan).

  • 5. Gheorghe Mureşan – Romania

Tallest Athletes
Tallest Basketball player

Height : 7 ft 7 in
Next on Tallest Athletes, he is one of the tallest players in NBA history, along with Sudanese player Manute Bol, who was also 7 ft 7 in. He played professionally in the French league with Pau-Orthez during the 1992–93 season and was an instant hit with fans. The NBA took interest in him and he was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1993 NBA Draft. Gheorghe played in the NBA from 1993 to 2000 showing signs of a promising career that was derailed by injuries.

  • 4. Sun Ming Ming – China

Tallest Athletes
Tallest sportsman of all time

Height : 7 ft 9 in
Sun Ming Ming is a Chinese basketball player. It has been argued that he is the tallest player to ever play professional basketball, although Guinness World Records indicates Libyan Suleiman Ali Nashnush was taller. Mingming stands 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m) and weighing 370 lb (168 kg). Sun wears size 20 sneakers. He also makes occasional appearances as an actor.

  • 3. Gogea Mitu – Romania

Tallest Athletes
Tallest Boxers

Height : 7.9 ft

Gogea Mitu was a Romanian boxer and the tallest Romanian in history. Mitu became world famous because of his enormous stature, at the age of 20 he was 2.42 metres (7.9 ft) tall, had a weight of 183 kilograms (403 lb) and had a foot size of 38 centimetres (15 in).

  • 2. Suleiman Ali Nashnush – Libya

Tallest Athletes
Sportsman with amazing height

Height : 8 ft 0 in
Suleiman Ali Nashnush is one of seventeen individuals in medical history to reach or surpass eight feet in height. He was a Libyan basketball player and actor. In 1960, he successfully underwent surgery to correct his abnormal growth. He was one of the tallest basketball players ever at 8’0½” (245 cm) though when he played basketball he was closer to 7’10” (239 cm) and played for Libya.

  • 1. Edouard Beaupré – Canada

Tallest Athletes
Tallest sportsperson

Height : 8 ft 3 in
“Willow Bunch Giant” Canadian Professional Wrestler, Tallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history. Edouard’s growth rate then increased dramatically, so much so that by age nine he was six feet tall, and by the age of 17 his height was recorded at 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 meters). In 1902, Edouard’s height was measured at 8 feet 2.5 inches (2.50 meters) and he weighed over 400 pounds (180 kilograms). His death certificate described him as being 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) tall and still growing.

Top 10 Tallest Athletes of All Time

1. Edouard Beaupré – Canada
2. Suleiman Ali Nashnush – Libya
3. Gogea Mitu – Romania
4. Sun Ming Ming – China
5. Gheorghe Mureşan – Romania
6. Manute Bol – Sudan
7. Yao Ming – China
8. Hasheem Thabeet – Tanzania
9. Giant Silva – Brazil
10. Margo Dydek – Poland

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  • Damian Porter

    Hay buddy Robert willow was the tallest man in recorded history 8ft 11 inches man look him up

  • yeah, your ri8. but here we discussing “tallest athletes” not tallest man.

  • dave

    Isn’t Valuev said to be 7ft2?

  • Mopi

    I have heard about a very tall Pakistani cricketer Mohamed Irfen.Don’t know what his exact height is!

  • trip1616

    shawn bradley?

  • dgth

    Andre the Giant?