Dizzying Feat: Girl Breaks Handspring Record

Video of a flipping Mikayla Clark is pretty awesome
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2013 8:58 AM CDT

Flutter those spirit fingers for Atlanta-area teen Mikayla Clark, who recently broke the Guinness world record for the most consecutive back handsprings. The 16-year-old flipped 44 times last Friday, beating out the previous record of 36, reports WSB-TV. "I was looking at world records and I just happened to see the most consecutive back handsprings," she tells Fox Atlanta. "I clicked on the link and I was like, 'Oh, she did 36,' and I said, 'I think I can beat that.'" The high school junior thinks she can do better than 44, too. "My senior year, I'm going to flip field goal to field goal and try to break my record," she says. (Read more cheerleading stories.)

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