Leonid Stepanovich Stadnyk (UkrainianЛеонід Степанович Стадник), (born 1971 in Zhytomyr OblastUkrainian Soviet Socialist RepublicUSSR) is a Ukrainian gaint known for his height.

Guinness World RecordsEdit

Leonid Stadnyk was formerly listed as the world's tallest living man according to Guinness World Records.On August 20, 2008, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, announced that the title of world's tallest man had been returned to China's Bao Xishun after Lenoid Stadnyk refused to be measured under the Guinness standard guidelines which require several measurements throughout the course of 24 hours under the watchful eye of a Guinness representative,Guinness would then average the height readings to come up with a final official measured height.On August 8, 2007, Guinness book's spokeswoman Amarilis Espinoza stated that in the 2008 edition of the record book, Stadnyk appeared to be taller than Bao Xishun.Although he held the title for a few months, Stadnyk refused to be measured and was consequently denied the GWR recognition. Others have questioned the legitimacy of his record, noting that Stadnyk has never been officially measured by Guinness World Records, only by the "Ukrainian Book of Records" that says that he measures Template:Convert/LoffAonDbSoff, the doctor who was originally credited by Guinness with confirming Stadnyk's height has denied and determined that he would never measure him.