Ms Amge said it was "wonderful" to celebrate her 18th birthday with a new world record

An Indian student measuring just a little over two feet has been confirmed as the world’s shortest living woman by Guinness World Records.

Jyoti Amge, at 62.8cm (24.7in), is 7cm shorter than previous title holder, American Bridgette Jordan.

Ms Amge was conferred the title on Friday as she celebrated her 18th birthday in the city of Nagpur.

Ms Amge has a condition called achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and is not expected to grow further.

In 2009, she was named the world’s shortest teenager at 61.95cm.

The shortest woman ever recorded was Pauline Musters (1876-1895) of the Netherlands, who stood at 61cm.

‘Grateful’

Ms Amge was presented with a certificate, watched by her parents in Nagpur.

“It is wonderful to celebrate my 18th birthday with a new world record, it’s like an added birthday present,” she said.

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