A Turkish woman, who is over 7 feet tall, has been officially named the tallest living woman, Guinness World Records has announced.
Rumesa Gelgi of Turkey’s Karabuk province said she hopes her 7 feet 0.7 inches (215.16 cm) stature, which is the result of a condition called Weaver’s syndrome, which causes accelerated growth, allows other people to accept themselves. can help motivate you.
“Every loss can turn into an advantage for yourself so accept yourself for who you are, be aware of your potential and do your best,” said Ms Gelgi.
The 24-year-old also held a world record in 2014, when she was named as the tallest teenager alive, and has since used her platform to advocate for others in rare circumstances.
Due to mobility problems related to her condition, Ms Gelgi mostly uses a wheelchair to move around – although she can walk with the help of a walking frame.
Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said it was an “honour” to welcome him back into the record books.
“His indomitable spirit and pride to stand out from the crowd is an inspiration,” said Mr Glenday.
“The category of tallest living woman isn’t one that changes hands very often, so I’m excited to share this news with the world.”
The world’s tallest living person, Sultan Kosen, is also from Turkey and stood at 8 feet 2.8 inches (251 cm) in 2018.
The tallest woman ever recorded was Zeng Jinlian of Hunan Province, China, who measured 8 feet 1 inch (246.3 cm) before her death in 1982.
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