Rumessa Gelgi: The Guinness World Records that the Turkish woman is the tallest woman in the world who is more than 7 feet tall

The Turkish woman who is over 7 feet tall is officially named the living tall woman, Guinness records Has announced.

Rumisa Gelgi, from the Karabuk Province, Turkey, Said she is 7 feet 0.7in (215.16cm) tall, which is the result of a condition called Weaver syndrome, which causes accelerated growth, helping other people to inspire them to accept themselves.

“Every inconvenience can be turned into a benefit for you so accept yourself for who you are, be aware of your strengths and do your best,” Mrs Gelgi said.

The 24-year-old achieved the world record in 2014 when she was named a living tall teenager, and has since used her platform to advocate for others with rare conditions.

Given the mobility issues associated with her condition, Ms Gelgi often uses a wheelchair to move around – although she can walk with the help of a walking frame.

Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, said it was an honor to welcome her back to the record books.

“Her indomitable spirit and pride in being out of the crowd is inspiring,” Mr Glenday said.

“The class of the tallest living woman doesn’t change hands very often, so I’m excited to share this news with the world.”

The tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen, is also a Turkish, measuring 8 feet 2.8 inches (251 cm) in 2018.

The tallest woman ever recorded was Uneng Jinglian, Hunan Province, China, And her death in 1982 measured 8 feet 1 inch (246.3 cm).

Additional report by PA

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