He may be small but he is BIG!
This is the world’s smallest bodybuilder, 22 year old Choon Tan from Britain who is making a name for himself. Choon stands at 4 feet 10 inches and says anything is possible if you put your mind to it. When he was a child, Choon’s parents found out he had a genetic birth defect – known as x-linked spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda. His condition, which occurs almost exclusively in males, impairs bone growth and can cause pain and other physical complications.
The young Choon took up bodybuilding to overcome some of his limitations with success and the rest as they say is history! Some exercises are off limits. Choon’s back pain means he can’t do squats, for instance, because they put too much pressure on his spine. Choon does alternative movements to overcome this. Well done Choon on overcoming life’s challenges and building a world class body at such a young age.