Turkish woman over 7ft named tallest female in world - In Pics

Record for tallest female in the world

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Record for tallest female in the world

Turkey's Rumeysa Gelgi has been declared as the tallest female in the world. At 7ft 0.7in (215.16cm) she has officially been named the tallest woman alive by Guinness World Records for the second time. Read more about her

Rumeysa Gelgi stands over 7 feet

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Rumeysa Gelgi stands over 7 feet

Rumeysa’s condition is caused by Weaver’s syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid growth, according to medical experts. Additionlly, Rumeysa’s hands and feet are long too measuring 24.5 cm and 30.5 cm, respectively. 

 

Rumeysa Gelgi has a rare genetic disorder Weaver’s syndrome

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Rumeysa Gelgi has a rare genetic disorder Weaver’s syndrome

Rumeysa’s condition means that she suffers ongoing physical problems, such as instability and difficulty in walking. Gelgi primarily uses a wheelchair and sometimes walks the help of a walking frame.

Rumeysa Gelgi broke the record for a second time

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Rumeysa Gelgi broke the record for a second time

This is the second time that Gelgi has achieved the Guinness world record. In 2014 she was named the tallest teenager alive. 

Rumeysa advocates for others with rare conditions

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Rumeysa advocates for others with rare conditions

Since then, Gelgi has used her platform to advocate for others with rare conditions. The 24-year-old said: “Every disadvantage can be turned into an advantage for yourself so accept yourself for who you are, be aware of your potential and do your best.”

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