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Olivier Rioux: Meet Canadian Olivier Rioux, the tallest teenager in the world at 7 feet 9 inches

When Canadian Olivier Rioux was 12 years old, he was 6 feet 11 inches tall. And its growth has not stopped. Now that he's 18, he's (literally) 7'9″ (2.36m) tall. He was recognized by the Guinness World Record as the world's tallest teenager and he set this record when he was 7 feet 5 inches tall at the age of 15.

His shoe size is currently 20, as he proudly mentions on his Instagram bio. His older brother is 6 feet 9 inches tall, his father is 6 feet 8 inches tall, and his mother is 6 feet 1 inches tall.


Rioux helped Canada win a bronze medal at the 2023 FIBA ​​AmeriCup U18 by averaging 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, including 10 points against Venezuela and nine rebounds against Puerto Rico.

He was 6 feet 1 inch tall at age 8, 6 feet 11 inches tall in sixth grade, and he grew to 7 feet over the summer before entering seventh grade.

Rioux has since experienced another growth spurt, gaining four inches in the last two years, according to Ball Is Life.

No wonder, Olivier finds that basketball is his game and now that he has committed to the Florida Gators, he is going to become the greatest college basketball player of all time.

So wait, there is a record for the tallest player in college basketball? Yes, and it's owned by Paul Sturgess who, at 7-foot-8, played at Florida Tech and Mountain State.

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