‘World’s heaviest child’ dies in Russia aged 21

‘World’s heaviest child’ dies in Russia aged 21

Dzhambulat Khatokhov, named the world's heaviest child by the Guinness Book of Records, died aged 21, President of Sumo and Mas-wrestling Federation in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, in Russia’s North Caucasus, Betal Gubzhev wrote on his Instagram account.

"The record holder of the Guinness Book of Records, the first sumo wrestler of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic Dzhambulat Khatokhov has passed away. My condolences to the relatives and friends," said Gubzhev, who is also a coach of Russia’s mas-wrestling junior team.

The cause of his death has not been revealed.

At the age of 3.5, Dzhambulat Khatokhov was a head higher than children of the same age. The boy weighted 48 kg (105 lb), his shoe size was 32 and he had a unique power. Doctors confirmed that the child, who easily played with heavy weights, was absolutely healthy. After appearing on a popular Russian TV show, the child gained fame in Russia. German journalists also made a film about him.