The Canadian Giant is 2.26 in size and only 15 years old
Oliver Rio He became the tallest teenager in the world this week by entering the Guinness Book of Records. In full growth and barely 15 years old, The Canadian basketball player is 2.26 meters tallBeing a miracle for a youth of his age.
Passionate about basketball, as reported by Marca newspaper, he started playing at the age of five and when he was 12 – average and 2.13 meters – saw it real Madrid, which included him in the sections of his youth. In fact, during his time in Merengue, he had the opportunity to take pictures in 2019 with the ex-captain Sergio Ramos And the entire professional soccer team.
Sergio Ramos and Oliver Rio, during a photo taken in 2019. Photo: Instagram / Oliver Rio.
Currently, Rio plays at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, which brings him closer to his dream of one day reaching the NBA. In a nod to the best league in the world, only five players in its history have surpassed the Canadian’s stature: Yao Ming, George Morisan, Manute Paul, Slavko Franes and Sean Bradley.
It comes from the family
The question of height runs in the family: His father, a former volleyball player, is 2.07 and his mother is 1.85; While his brother exceeds 2.10 meters. In fact, Rioux had to make repairs to adapt the rooms and various parts of the house to be more comfortable.
Rio is the tallest teenager in the world. Photo: Instagram / Oliver Rio.
The 15-year-old submitted the application to the Guinness Book of Records and it will go into their records, since no teenager of his age exceeds his height. Having been part of the Canadian youth teams, he will also pursue his NBA dream in the coming years.