New world record for tallest woman in the world
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New world record for the tallest woman in the world. The record was set by Rumeysa Gelgi from Turkey.
Gelgi suffers from a rare condition called Weaver syndrome. She measured at a staggering height of 7 feet 0.7 inches (215.16 cm) and set a new world record. Gelgi is only 24 years old. For the most part, she uses a wheelchair. However, she can walk using a walker.
Since securing her first world record, she has supported others with rare diseases.
Gelgi said: “Any inconvenience can be turned into a benefit for yourself, so accept yourself as you are, be aware of your potential, and do your best.”
She was hosted by Guinness World Records. Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday commented: “His indomitable spirit and pride in standing out from the crowd is an inspiration.
“The tallest living woman category is not the one that changes hands very often, so I am delighted to share this news with the world.”
Gelgi focuses on the positive aspects associated with her condition. She said, “I like to be different from everyone else,
“It’s interesting and I feel special.
“It also gives me easy access to high places, and looking at people from above isn’t a bad thing either.”
According to Medlineplus: “Weaver syndrome is a condition that involves large size with or without a large head, a varying degree of intellectual disability (usually mild) and characteristic facial features. These characteristics can include a broad forehead; widely spaced eyes (hypertelorism); large, low ears; a padded chin and a small lower jaw (micrognathia).
“People with Weaver syndrome may also have joint deformities called contractures that restrict movement of the affected joints. Contractures can particularly affect the fingers and toes, causing permanent flexion of the fingers (camptodactyly).
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