The World’s Tallest Woman is a Turk!

Rumeysa Gelgi, the tallest woman in the world, has her name written in the Guinness Book of Records with 3 more titles. Gelgi, who is registered as the woman with the largest hand, longest fingers and back in the world, said, “I hope this will be a source of inspiration for every individual with visible differences. To accept themselves as they are.”
Rumeysa Gelgi, who lives in the Safranbolu district of Karabuk, has grown rapidly due to the ‘Weaver Syndrome’ and entered the Guinness Book of Records by taking the title of ‘the tallest young girl under the age of 18 in the world’ with her height of 2 meters 13.5 centimeters in 2014. broke the record. This time, Gelgi increased the age limit and became the ‘tallest woman in the world’ with a height of 2 meters and 15 centimeters.


2 different record holders, Gelgi entered the Guinness Book of Records with 3 more titles. Gelgi received the titles of “the woman with the world’s largest hand” with 24.93 centimeters, “the woman with the longest fingers in the world” with 11.2 centimeters, and “the woman with the longest back in the world” with 59.90 centimeters.


Rumeysa Gelgi, stating that the new records have been approved, said, “A month ago, I received the titles of ‘woman with the longest hand in the world’, ‘woman with the longest fingers in the world’ and ‘woman with the longest back in the world’. Applying for these records was done last year. “It’s been on my mind since I got the title of ‘the tallest woman in the world’. I applied for these 3 titles again this year. We conducted a measurement process and my new records were approved,” she said.

Ece Nagihan

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