Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi: World’s tallest woman over 7ft height
Published: 07:07 PM, 14 October 2021 Updated: 08:19 PM, 14 October 2021
Rumeysa Gelgi of Turkey, whose height stands at 7ft 0.7in (215.16cm); Photo: Collected
Rumeysa Gelgi of Turkey, whose height stands at 7ft 0.7in (215.16cm), currently holds the record for being the tallest woman in the world, as a result, the Guinness World Records recognized her as the tallest woman alive in the world.
The 24-year-old Turkish girl Rumeysa Gelgi is suffering from a rare disease called ‘Weaver Syndrome’. She uses a wheelchair most of the time, however, she can walk whenever she uses a walking frame.
Rumeysa Gelgi also holds the record for being the tallest teenage woman in 2014.
In this regard, Rumeysa Gelgi said, “Every difficulty can be an advantage for yourself, so accept yourself as you are, be aware of your potential and try your best.”
Meanwhile, Gelgi has been welcomed for the second time from the Guinness Book of World Records. Besides being tall in height, Gelgi’s hands are also much longer than normal people.
“I like to be different from everyone else,” Rumeysa Gelgi said. “It is interesting and makes me feel special. It provides me with easy access to high places and looking at people from above is not a bad thing either.”
According to the U.S.-based National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), Weaver Syndrome usually begins before birth and sometimes includes increased muscle tone, extremely wide eyes, a broad forehead, foot deformities and unusually large ears.
The cause of the disease is not yet clear, however, many researchers think that it can be inherited.
Recognized as the world’s tallest man (8ft 2.8in, 251 cm), Sultan Kosen is also a Turkish citizen.
Due to Rumeysa Gelgi’s confidence and a good attitude, she feels optimistic and self-respecting. Every person who takes the difficulties of life in a beautiful way and considers it as an advantage should set a record in her own case.