Water sports. No shorter. Basketball knee size guide.
Nowhere near 5ft8 in this photo. A lower center of gravity can give an athlete better balance. There's been an overhaul of the webpage and of course a great new manager has took over, so maybe that is why.
Currently, young adult North Korean males are actually significantly shorter. I don't think he's that, but certainly not less than 5'11. In addition, they can easily "hide" behind large offensive linemen, making it harder for defenders to react at the beginning of a play.
Jake Humphrey had 4-5 inches on him and he;s a legit 6'4". Hes like my kinda range or maybe a smidge smaller.
In the early 1970s, when anthropologist Barry Bogin first visited Guatemala , he observed that Mayan Indian men averaged only 157. T-shirts, tanks, shirts, fleeces, jumpers, jackets... He looks solidly tall but no more..
Michael Owen was definitely 168cm when he was 18 as that was his listed height for the 1998 world cup , so its possible he might have grown 4cm. He has always looked 5'7" to me. But how you can really see is that Ashley Cole is always listed as 170 cm, and Owen if taller at all, looks to be max 1 inch taller.
Michael himself has quoted his height at 5'8. I think you're right, some footballers heights are boosted for some reason. Most intra-population variance of height is genetic. Is Wayne Rooney diminutive? This contrasts greatly with the extreme growth occurring in surrounding Asian populations with correlated increasing standards of living.
No Way! Gillian Wright.
Lampard is clearly more than 1cm taller than Beckham in this picture: I doubt he is much more than 5' 6" barefoot. This treatment involves the injection of pure growth hormone into thick tissue to promote growth.
Ive never really thought Stevey G was over 6ft if anything a smidge under. When interviewed he stated, "I have been accused of being a bully by the media yet I am only 5'8"!