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24-Year-OldTurkish Woman Declared As World’s Tallest Living Woman By Guinness World Records

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Rumelysa Gelgi of Turkey, who measures 7 feet, 0.7 inches tall, has been named the world’s tallest woman by Guinness World Records.

The 24-year-height old’s is attributed to Weaver syndrome, a rare ailment that causes fast growth as well as other symptoms such as bone maturation, according to GWR.

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As a result, she spends the majority of her time in a wheelchair, however she can move around using a walker for brief periods of time.

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Gelgi was crowned the world’s tallest living female adolescent in 2014, when she was 18 years old.

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She is eager to use her platform to educate others about rare medical disorders such as Weaver’s.

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“Every difficulty can be converted into an advantage for yourself,” she added in the statement. “Accept yourself for who you are, be conscious of your potential, and do your best.”

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China’s Yao Defen held the previous record at 7 feet, 7 inches until passing away in 2012 at the age of 40.

According to Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, Gelsi’s new title adds a unique distinction for Turkey because it is also home to 8-foot-3-inch Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest living man.

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The last time China’s Defen and Bao Xi Shun (7 feet, 8.95 inches) held the tallest woman and tallest man records was in 2009.

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