Romeo Dev 84 cm "World's Smallest Bodybuilder" at 2ft. 9in. Aditya 'Romeo' Dev is a body builder with dwarfism made famous by being reported in the UK press in February 2008. Romeo can shoulder press custom made 1.5 kg dumbbells, a notable feat given his 9 kg (20 lbs.) body weight and 84 cm (2' 9") stature.Although it has not been published in a Guinness World Records book, in 2006 they recognized him to be the "world's smallest bodybuilder".the first short athlete in the world. short athlete.
short athlete: Unlike many dwarfs, Romeo is well proportioned, having a head of 38 cm (15 inches) and a chest of 51 cm (20 inches). He maintains his figure by putting in long hours with his trainer Ranjeet Pal. short athlete.
short athlete: Romeo enjoys great fame in his home country and makes many appearances on local television to show off his dancing abilities.In addition to bodybuilding, Romeo's dream is to travel extensively as an entertainer and dancer. One day he hopes to perform in London with his idol Jazzy B. short athlete.
short athlete: In summer of 2008, Aditya was diagnosed with aneurysms which, if left untreated, are a serious threat to his life. Aneurysms and Moyamoya are common symptoms of the syndrome MOPD II, which is the cause of Aditya's small stature. short athlete.
short athlete: Aditya "Romeo" Dev, as he is fondly referred to, is recognized as the world’s smallest bodybuilder. It is no small wonder why this huge little man standing 84cm or 2′ 9" has become a hero among men. His quest for a well-built body and any consequent fame coming from such efforts has led to people flocking to the gym not for a work out but to catch a glimpse of Aditya Dev while he works out. short athlete.
short athlete: Aditya Dev was born in 1988 in the bustling city of Phagwara in India. His hometown is a busy neighborhood comprised of more than 95,000 people. Though Aditya Dev’s hometown has many industries the people still tend to continue the tradition of working in farms for a living. In its bustling streets you’d find the world’s smallest bodybuilder roaming around on his three-wheeled bicycle. short athlete.
short athlete: He is often described to be one who has his spirits up and would never let hindrances in his life affect him. His family, especially his father, can’t be any prouder of his success in and out of the gym. To the many that suffer the same condition as Aditya, he serves as an inspiration. His determination and great heart pushes him to achieve his dreams. short athlete.
Body Building Work
short athlete: Aditya Dev has been dubbed, among many others, as a mini muscleman. He does all his weight training under the careful eye of Ranjeet Pal, his trainer. Standing at 84cm Dev weighs no heavier than 20 pounds. But unlike many others with dwarfism, Aditya is rather well proportioned. His head is a good 15 inches with his chest spanning 20 inches. This condition is quite unique is a big boon to the mini muscleman. For weights he uses custom made dumbbells which he fondly use to work shoulder presses. His custom dumbbells weigh 1.5 kilograms. short athlete.
World’s Smallest Bodybuilder
short athlete: Aditya Dev was recognized by the Guinness World of Records in 2006 as the world’s smallest bodybuilder. However, this recognition was not published in any Guinness book. His popularity and fame shot up and caused quite a stir in many UK presses in 2008. Some of the headlines of the time would describe him as a mini-me muscleman or at times as Shortzenegger. short athlete.
Later Pursuits and Challenges
short athlete: Aside from being a bodybuilder, Aditya Dev is also an entertainer and a dancer. He is quite popular in his home country making appearances in TV shows and other events. You will surely find one of his videos online with him showing off his dancing prowess. Trouble came in 2008 when doctors diagnosed him with aneurysms, which are serious threats to his life. short athlete.
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