Igor Vovkovinskiy (born September 18, 1982) is 7 feet 8.33 inches. He came to Rochester, Minnesota when he was 7 years old. At that time, in 1989 he was already about 6 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds. Igor was of normal size at birth, but by 6 months he was the size of a 1-year old, and at 1 year he was the size of a 3-year old. Igor was diagnosed with a tumor on the pituitary gland but doctors in Kiev and Moscow had no treatment. Igor's mother Svetlana had talked to doctors and nurses all over to find out what needed to be done to help her son. She sought out advise from people at accredited nursing institutions and from some non-traditional practitioners as well, it was after she waged at world-wide letter writing campaign from her native city of Kiev to find a treatment for her son that she finally found an answer in America. The family was eventually referred to the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Donald Zimmerman, a pediatric Endocrinologist. The surgeons in the Mayo Clinic decided to operate on Igor to remove the tumor.
Igor Vovkovinskiy became well known as the world's biggest Obama supporter.
On 18 May 2010 he was measured at 7 feet 8.33 inches (234.5 cm) and took the record for tallest man in the US.