At 2 metres 15 centimetres (7 feet, 0.7 inches) high, Rumeysa Gelgi has actually always stood out. Currently officially identified as the world’s highest woman, she wishes to utilize that document to celebrate differences.
The 24-year-old, that was verified today as the globe’s highest living woman by Guinness Globe Records, was born with Weaver Syndrome, an unusual genetic disease that triggers fast development to name a few problems.
” Being various is not as poor as you believe. It can bring you unanticipated success,” Gelgi told press reporters as she happily stood with the help of her walking framework.
This is her second globe document, after being verified as the tallest living female young adult in 2014, at the age of 18.
Gelgi, who normally relies on a wheelchair or a frame to move, states she wants to use her title to elevate understanding regarding rare congenital diseases such as Weaver syndrome.
” I directly believe that distinctions and also various other functions which seem like a disadvantage can be turned to advantages if you desire it and also make the effort for it. That is exactly what I did.”
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The tallest male worldwide, Sultan Kosen who was measured at 2 metres 51cm (8ft 2.8 in) in 2018, is also from Turkey. Gelgi claims she wants to satisfy him in person one day.