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The Tallest Teen on Earth: W5

Catalogue Number:  CTV931
Producer:  CTV
Producing Agencies:  CTV Television
Subject:  Biography, Character Education, Citizenship Education, Documentary, Guidance, Health, Social Sciences, Sports
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2023
Running Time:  22:38

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From Montreal, Quebec, Olivier Rioux is 7-foot-6 - that is rare. Only six other players in the NBA have reached this height and Olivier Rioux is officially the "Tallest Teenager in the World", according to Guinness, and still appears to be growing. Doctors thought he might hit 6-foot-5 but they were off, by a lot. He comes by it naturally; his entire family is tall. His father is 6-foot-8 his mother is 6-foot-1 and his older brother is 6-foot-9.

The future is wide open for this 17-year-old. His eyes are set on NCAA hoops and at IMG Academy in Florida he has an incredible opportunity to learn and train with the best. On campus, everyone knows Olivier and his school friends and teammates don’t ask him for pictures or how tall he is, he’s fits in without a spectacle. 

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