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Pros Growing Later

Read a few backgrounds on players about them being short until they were like 17 or so and then experiencing a growth spurt. Andy Roddick is one such player whose body didn't reach full height until he was over 17.

For me, I stopped growing at 15/16. At what age did everyone else stop growing? Btw, I'm 5'7" or 170cm
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Read a few backgrounds on players about them being short until they were like 17 or so and then experiencing a growth spurt. Andy Roddick is one such player whose body didn't reach full height until he was over 17.

For me, I stopped growing at 15/16. At what age did everyone else stop growing? Btw, I'm 5'7" or 170cm

A few get lucky with late growth spurts

Are you a boy or a girl ...If you`re a guy then I think 17yrs is the average age we stop growing... If you`re a girl then I think 15-16yrs is the norm...
For myself it was 17yrs..

A few examples of people who had late growth spurts...

Tiger Woods ~ he grew 2cm in his final year as an amateur... meaning he grew until he was 20yrs:eek:

Leonardo DiCaprio ~ he grew nearly 5cm between the ages of 17-19yrs..

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I was pretty short for my age when i was 13, like 5"4 or 5"5, but had a growth spurt and was 6"0 when i was 15. Then had another minor spurt, and im now 6"2/3ish at 19, stopped growing at 17. Bit weird that, but most of my family in general is pretty tall.
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I grew an inch while I was in college (ie after age 18) and I'm a girl.
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I know that Blake had a huge growth spurt (like 6 inches ) during his junior year in high school

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I'm 5'11 and was pretty much that height by about 14/15 years old i just grew early and really fast, almost too fast -it was very painful.

now my younger brother is almost my size and he isn't even 13 yet, he's just steadily been increasing & probably will for another handful of years...
i think you can grow taller when it is streched over time.

but i sympathize with those who do it in a quick burst...'cause it aint fun.

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Dennis rodman grew 27cm in one year, pretty mental. Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing size 14 feet, and a frame that a model would be proud of Lol.
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It's possible for guys to keep growing even til their early 20s sometimes. maybe not a big growth spurt of several inches but they definitely keep developing.

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I grew 3-4 inches when I was 12-13(in more than one direction ), stopped growing, then between 17 and 21 grew another 3-4 inches(only in one direction, unfortunately). Come from a family of late-bloomers, though, even though I was the second tallest boy in my class from 2nd grade to 8th.
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I stopped growing when I was around 14

I'm only 5'2, but my brother who is 14 and 5 yrs younger than me is already 5'8!!

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I had a growth spurt when I was about 13 and then it's been pretty consistent and small growth since. I'm 5'6.

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I am 6'4". I was still growing at 18.
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Some pros retire and undergo a significant horizontal growth spurt in their thirties.

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Average adult height around the world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_height

This is shocking people are a lot shorter than i thought

Country Males Females Males Females
Japan 165.6 cm 153.0 cm 5 ft 5.2 in 5 ft 0.2 in
France 173.1 cm 161.8 cm 5 ft 8.2 in 5 ft 3.7 in
USA 175.5 cm 162.6 cm 5 ft 9 in 5 ft 3.3 in
Spain 170.0 cm 160.3 cm 5 ft 6.9 in 5 ft 3.1 in

Dinaric Alps 185.6 cm 171 cm 6 ft 1 in 5 ft 7.3 in 17
Montenegro 188.5 cm 180.0 cm 6 ft 2 in 5 ft 10 in
Netherlands 183.0 cm 170.6 cm

I'm 6 ft 2 or 188 cm
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