Rumeysa Gelgi is now officially declared as the world’s tallest living woman with a height of 215.16 cm that is 7 feet 0.7 inches approx.
After she was first honored by the title of tallest teenager living (in female) back in 2014 at the age of 18, now she was re-measured this year and she is now confirmed as the world’s tallest living woman.
According to some reports, it is known that tall stature is down because of a condition which is known as weaver syndrome. Weaver syndrome is an extremely rare condition that results in accelerated growth along with other abnormalities such as skeletal maturation.
According to the reports of rarediseases.org, the particular reason for the cause of weaver syndrome is still unknown. According to the report, some researchers think that since they have seen some cases of mildly affected mothers having sons who are more severely affected, they think that weaver syndrome may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait along with the gender limited expression of symptoms. Or even an X-linked recessive trait. While in some cases, the scientist did not notice any signs of heredity in a family and thus the cause is unknown.
According to the reports of the Indian Express, founder-director of Ujala Cygnus group of the hospital Dr. Shuchin Bajaj, said that this syndrome is characterized by fast growth which usually starts before the birth that is the prenatal onset. He further informed that the bone development that is the maturation and the physical growth can occur more quickly than average and other symptoms include increased muscle tone, that is hypotonia, along with exaggerated reflexes, which is known as spasticity. It also includes the slow development of voluntary movements and specific physical characteristics or foot deformities. Hidden said that the treatment for fever symptoms is symptomatic and supportive. Like, orthopedists can be consulted for recovering foot deformities and genetic counseling can be proved as helpful for the patients and also the family.
Because of this condition, Rumeysa uses a wheelchair most of the time and for moving for shorter periods she can use a walker. Ever since she was recorded in 2014 at the age of 18 years, Rumeysa set the importance to use this platform to educate others about this medical condition such as her own. She has said that her height makes people intrigued when people pass her on the streets but many people are also kind and supportive towards her when they meet her for the first time. She has said that in her free time she likes to go out for nice news with family and swim. The family is also very happy and proud of her for having the Guinness World Records title.
“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.” – Rumeysa.
It’s indeed fascinating that Rumeysa is from Turkey, and also Sultan Kösen, (251 cm; 8 ft 2.8 in), both the tallest living male and female record-holders are actually from the same country, which is a rare occurrence in the history of Guinness World Records. The two holders who shared the same nationality last time was in 2009 when China’s Bao Xi Shun (236.1 cm; 7 ft 8.95 in) and Yao Defen (233.3 cm; 7 ft 7 in) were awarded the tallest male and female records respectively.
“It’s an honor to welcome Rumeysa back into the record books. Her indomitable spirit and pride in standing out from the crowd is an inspiration. The category of tallest living woman is not one that changes hands very often, so I’m excited to share this news with the world.” – Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief, Guinness World Records, as per the Guinness World Records reports.