The young man entered the Guinness Book of Records the day of his 18th birthday, an anniversary that allows it to be officially recognized by Guinness World Records organization.
Junrey Balawing is the son of a blacksmith and the eldest of four children, all of normal size to himself, and lives in the village of Sindangan on the island of Mindanao (south).
According to his father, the boy was an infant in poor health and had stopped growing at the age of two years. The doctors were never able to establish the causes of this growth arrest. Friends and relatives of Junrey are very protective towards of his and see him as a physical characteristic lucky.
The previous record belonged to the Nepalese Khagendra Thapa Magar, measuring 67.08 cm and was proclaimed the smallest man in the world in October 2010.
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