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World’s tallest woman says it’s OK to stand out

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SAFRANBOLU, Turkey, Oct 14 (Reuters) – At 2 metres 15 centimetres (7 ft, 0.7 inches) tall, Rumeysa Gelgi has all the time stood out. Now formally recognised because the world’s tallest woman, she desires to use that file to have fun variations.

The 24-year-old, who was confirmed this week because the world’s tallest residing feminine by Guinness World Records, was born with Weaver Syndrome, a uncommon genetic illness that causes fast progress amongst different abnormalities.

“Being different is not as bad as you think. It can bring you unexpected success,” Gelgi informed reporters as she proudly stood up with the assistance of her strolling body.

This is her second world file, after being confirmed because the tallest residing feminine teenager in 2014, on the age of 18.

Gelgi, who often will depend on a wheelchair or a body to transfer round, says she hopes to use her title to increase consciousness about uncommon genetic issues comparable to Weaver syndrome.

“I personally think that differences and other features which seem like a disadvantage can be turned to advantages if you want it and make the effort for it. That is exactly what I did.”

The tallest man on the earth, Sultan Kosen who was measured at 2 metres 51cm (8ft 2.8in) in 2018, can be from Turkey. Gelgi says she hopes to meet him in individual in the future.

Reporting by Mert Ozkan; Writing by Yesim Dikmen; Editing by Dominic Evans and Aurora Ellis

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World's tallest woman Rumeysa Gelgi poses with her mother Safiye Gelgi during a news conference outside their home in Safranbolu, Karabuk province, Turkey, October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

World's tallest woman Rumeysa Gelgi, accompanied by her mother Safiye Gelgi, holds the Guinness World Record certificates during a news conference outside their home in Safranbolu, Karabuk province, Turkey, October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

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