Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, October 14
24-year-old Turkey’s Rumesa Gelgim has been named by Guinness World Records as the tallest living woman with a height of 7 feet and 0.7 inches.
According to guinnessworldrecords.com, Rumesa was measured again this year, when she was first awarded the title of tallest teenager (female) in 2014, when she was 18.
Rumesa’s tall stature is called Weaver’s syndrome. According to the Guinness World Records, this is an extremely rare condition that causes accelerated growth, among other abnormalities, including skeletal maturation.
Since her first record in 2014, Rumesa has felt it was important to use her platform to educate others about her own rare medical conditions.
She says that her height attracts people when they pass her on the street, but most people are kind and helpful when they first meet her.
In her spare time, Rumesa enjoys going out for a good meal with her family and she finds that swimming really helps her to relax. His family is very happy and proud to have won the Guinness World Records title.
It is particularly fascinating that Rumesa is from Turkey, along with Sultan Kosen (251 cm; 8 ft 2.8 in), both the tallest living male and female record holders are now from the same country – a rarity in the history of Guinness World Records. accident.
The last time both holders shared the same nationality was in 2009 when China’s Bao Shi Shun (236.1 cm; 7 ft 8.95 in) and Yao Defen (233.3 cm; 7 ft 7 in) set the tallest men’s and women’s records respectively. .
The previous record holder was Yao Defen (China) who recorded an average height of 233.3 cm (7 ft 7 in) when it was last recorded in 2010.