Meet Svetlana – Women having World’s Longest Legs

Previously, we highlighted Michael Lotito, a man who ate the whole airplane, through his trained abilities of eating metals everyday. Now featuring an another extraordinary 44-year-old woman, named Svetlana Pankratova, holding the Guinness world record for having the longest legs in the world, measuring 4 feet 4 inches out of her 6-foot 5-inch overall height.

Svetlana was born in Volgograd, Russia and later moved to Richmond, Virginia, USA. After her high school, she played women’s basketball for college holding two records which are still unbroken.

Being a strong player in basketball, she was recruited as a coach in Virginia Commonwealth University. Here, she met the love of her life Jack Gosnell, who was working in St. Petersburg as the U.S. General Counsel.


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According to her, moving to a new country gave her a cultural shock but soon she adjusted and currently she is an assistant coach for the girls’ basketball team at George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia.

Pankratova says – “I’m grateful for the opportunity for me to work with them. As I stopped playing basketball, it was great to get back to basketball and I really do enjoy it and it brings all the nice memories back and I just enjoy giving them what I know to help them any way I can.”

According to the Washington Posts – With the astonishing guidance of their towering coach the team has won “three of the last four state championships in Virginia,” The team made it to the semi-finals again this year but was defeated in a final four game.

She is not the tallest woman in the world (Yao Deffen, until her death last year) but is a proud owner of world’s most amazing and longest legs. She also has very large feet, with size 13 (US)

If you think you are eligible to break this record, rush and apply for it 😀