Longest Female Legs: Svetlana Pankratova Woman With The World’s Longest Female Legs belong to a basketball coach in Falls Church, Virginia. The coach, Svetlana Pankratova, also a former women’s basketball player Russian – a suitable career choice for a woman with more than four legs feet.
The news that she has the world’s longest female legs is probably not surprising Pankratova, who was always the tallest in the class when she was little.
Her height was not easy to handle, the assistant basketball coach says. She explained: “It was not easy because kids tease you. Tease when something is – I would not say that is not normal – but when something is different. So I laughed far from high.”
Pankratova talked with the Falls Church News-Register about life as the longest-legged woman, and how she came to Virginia from Russia, where she was born:
After she graduated high school, Pankratova played college basketball for a year in Russia before being recruited by Virginia Commonwealth University. During this time, she met her now husband, Jack Gosnell, who was working in St. Petersburg as the U.S. General Counsel. She said the transition to a new country was difficult at first, and she experienced a culture shock for the first couple of months she was in the U.S. But the hardest part was getting used to the rigorous training her new team did in preparation for the basketball season.
“It was more running in practices, it was more physical,” Pankratova said. “So it took me a little time to adjust to that. But after that I think it was fine.”
It was also difficult to Pankratova to find pants that fit. But it was not until 2012 that he finally realized that they can have the world’s longest legs. Her first realization happened in high school, though she admits, “I never paid attention to my legs.”
A friend brought for the first time the possibility that she could have the world’s longest female legs. From there, it took six years of documentation suspicion was confirmed.
Svetlana Pankratova is already high, standing at 6 feet 5 inches. But her legs occupy more than two thirds of its structure. The appendices measure at least 4 feet 4 inches. (At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, she’s not the world’s tallest woman, however; the woman certified as Guinness’ tallest living woman, 7-feet-7-inch tall Yao Defen, died in November.)
After six years of measurements and comparisons, Pankratova was reported that long held the record for world’s female legs.