A Turkish woman has been declared the tallest female in the world by Guinness world records. The 24-year-old Turkish woman stands 215.16 centimeters (7 feet, 0.7 inches) tall and Guinness World Records said that the woman’s height is due to a condition called Weaver syndrome, which causes accelerated growth and other abnormalities.
The woman, Rumeysa Gelgi achieved a world record in 2014, when she was named the tallest teenager alive. Rumeysa’s hands measured 24.5 cm and feet 30.5 cm and her measurements have been noted again this year after her name was marked in 2014 when she was 18 years old.
Rumeysa Gelgi suffers physical that includes instability and difficulty in walking. So she is using a wheelchair, but can also walk with the help of a walking frame. “Every disadvantage can be turned into an advantage for yourself so accept yourself for who you are, be aware of your potential and do your best,” Rumeysa Gelgi said in the statement.
Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records said ”the title of the tallest woman alive is not something that often changes hands, so I’m excited to share this news with the world.”
Interestingly, the world’s tallest living man, Sultan Kösen, is also from Turkey and stands 251 centimeters (8 feet, 2.8 inches) tall. Guinness records officials say that both the tallest living male and female record-holders are from the same country is “a rare occurrence.”