At age 24, Rumeysa Gelgi was confirmed as the tallest woman in the world by Guinness World Records.
the turkish girl measures about 2.15 meters. Its astonishing height is due to a condition called Weaver syndrome, which causes people to grow rapidly, Guinness World Records said in a statement.
In 2018, when she was just 18, Gelgi had already been considered the tallest teenager in the world, but has now set a new record.
However, Gelgi’s condition brings him some troubles on a daily basis, as the young woman is dependent on a wheelchair to move. Still, you can walk with the help of a walker if the path is short and accessible.
The latest holder of the title of tallest woman in the world now wants to inspire all those who suffer from rare medical conditions by showing them that it is possible to live to the full.
“Every disadvantage can be turned into an advantage.. Accept yourself as you are, be aware of your potential and give your best,” said the young woman in a statement.
Gelgil admits that being taller than most people makes this condition be seen with surprise when walking down the street, but says that usually who surrounds her ends up being supportive.
For its part, Guinness World Records states that “it is an honor to welcome Rumeysa. His indomitable spirit and pride in standing out from the crowd is an inspiration.”
“The category of tallest woman alive doesn’t change very often, so we’re excited to share this news with the world,” the statement read.
Coincidentally, the tallest man alive in the world, Sultan Kösen, is also from Turkey and is 2.51 centimeters tall.
Guinness World Records highlights, however, that the fact that the highest male and female record holders in the world are from the same country is “a rare occurrence”.
According to CNN, the tallest woman ever recorded was Zeng Jinlian, who lived in Hunan Province, China. The Asian average 2.46, but passed away in February 1982.