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Worlds Strongest Boys Crippled by Training

A pair of young brothers put on a gruelling weight training regime by their father as toddlers are suffering from severe health problems, a medical report has revealed.

Guiliano and Claudiu Stroe - aged eight and seven - have become a worldwide sensation since dad Iulian trained them to perform amazing feats of strength they're the world's tiniest weightlifters.

But a medical report ordered by child protection officials in their Romanian homeland has revealed that the youngsters have apparently paid a terrible price for their muscular physiques.

Doctors say their young skeletons may have been damaged forever by their punishing regime of two hours of weight training every day.

Olt region Child Protection Deputy Director Cristian Lungu said: "It seems that they suffer from dwarfism meaning that they have the skeletal structure of children with two, three years younger than they actually are."

"We cannot say for certain the cause, but we can suspect that would be this sport they practice," he added.

Now child welfare officials are to investigate whether their father's obsessive training regime could be classified as abuse.

"If because of their father's influence and training, he might put their physical development in danger, this might qualify as criminal child maltreatment," said official Cristian Lungu.

The brothers have been undergoing a tough training routine ever since they were two-year-olds.

Dad Iulian had ignored countless warnings that his sons could suffer because of their training.

"Not many children have these abilities. Someone once told me the boys won't grow properly but there's no proof. Even if a flower grows, you still put something on it. It's natural growth," he said.

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