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A Turkish mrs from the black Sea district of Karabük, that is 215.16 centimeters (7 feet, 0.7 inches) tall, has been named the tallest woman alive by Guinness civilization Records.

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Rümeysa Gelgi, that was previously called the tallest (female) teenager lively at the period of 18 in 2014, declared a second title once she was officially remeasured by Guinness this year.

The vault record-holder was China’s Yao Defen, who stood at 7 feet and also 7 inches prior to she died in 2012 in ~ the age of 40.

Born with Weaver syndrome, a rare condition that causes sped up growth, Gelgi supplies a wheelchair for most of her mobility. However she can use a walker for quick periods that time. 

“I am, the course, proud. Gift the tallest mrs made me feel special,” she told the Demirören News firm on Oct. 14. 

“Every disadvantage can be turned right into an benefit for yourself, so expropriate yourself for who you are, be mindful of her potential and do your best,” she said.

She likewise said the her elevation makes human being intrigued once they happen her top top the street, but most world are kind and also supportive when they satisfy her for the first time. 


One of Gelgi’s hobbies is swimming, and she enjoys meals v her family. Gelgi’s family members said they are really proud of the human being title she received and also even more proud that the awareness she spreads. 

It’s fascinating to view that the tallest male, Sultan Kösen, at 251 centimeters, is likewise from Turkey -- a rare occurrence in Guinness world Records history.

The critical time the 2 holders mutual the exact same nationality remained in 2009, as soon as China’s Bao Xi Shun (236.1 cm; 7 ft 8.95 in) and also Yao Defen (233.3 cm; 7 ft 7 in) organized the tallest male and female records, respectively.

Craig Glenday, the editor in chief of the Guinness human being Records, also congratulated Gelgi.

“It’s an honor to welcome Rumeysa ago into the document books. She indomitable spirit and also pride at standing the end from the crowd is an inspiration,” he said.

“The group of tallest living mrs is not one that changes hands very often, so ns excited come share this news through the world,” the added.


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