With a height of 2 meters 15 cm, the Rumeisa Gelgi always stood out. Now officially recognized as the tallest living woman in the world, she wants to use this record to celebrate diversity.
The 24-year-old, who was born and lives in Saffron, in the province Karabuk in her apartment Black Sea (until the early 1920s many people lived in the city Greeks, Karamanlides mostly) was confirmed this week as the tallest woman in the world by Guinness record.
He suffers from congenital with Weaver Syndrome, a rare disease that causes rapid growth, including skeletal maturation, among other abnormalities.
“Her indomitable spirit and her pride in standing out from the crowd are an inspiration,” his director commented. Guinness Book of World Records, Greg Gladney.
Researchers have not yet figured out what causes Weaver Syndrome, which causes gigantism. Some consider it hereditary, but none of her siblings or parents Gelgi does not have it.
“Being different is not as bad as one thinks. “It can bring you unexpected success,” she said Gelgi to reporters as she stood up proudly with the help of her walker pi.
This is her second world record, after she was confirmed as the tallest live teenager in 2014, at the age of 18.
THE Gelgi, who usually relies on a wheelchair or stroller to get around, says she hopes to use her title to raise awareness around the world about rare genetic disorders such as Weaver syndrome.
“I personally believe that differences and other characteristics that look like a disadvantage can be turned into advantages if one wants to and make the effort to do so. That is exactly what I did, “he added.
The tallest man in the world, the Sultan Kosen, which was measured at 2 meters 51 cm in 2018, is also from Turkey. THE Gelgi she says she hopes to meet him up close one day.
The record now of the tallest woman in history has the Chinese Zeng Jillian, which was 2 meters and 46 centimeters high. He passed away in 1982.