The Land of Giants: The Largest Athletes in Sports History

2. Margot Dydek

Małgorzata Dydek, who went by the name Margo when she was playing in the United States, was the tallest female basketball player in history. Born in Warsaw in 1974, she stood at over 7 feet 2 inches tall. She was the tallest in her family, which is an accomplishment considering her father was 6 feet 7 inches, and her mother was 6 feet 3 inches tall.

She was a member of several teams in the WNBA spanning her 10-year basketball career, before she took on a coaching job in Australia. Unfortunately, she suffered a severe heart attack at the age of 37 and died several days later in hospital.

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