High school cheerleader breaks world record with 35 straight handsprings (vid)
Apparently a year in the making, a 16-year-old Texas cheerleader back-flipped herself straight into the Guinness Book of World Records by pulling off 35 consecutive handsprings during a halftime display of extreme agility on Friday night.
Miranda Ferguson, a junior at the all-girls Hockaday School in Dallas, rattled off the impressive feat during a halftime of a high school football game.
Two officials from the Guiness Book of World Records were in attendance to verify Ferguson’s record-breaking attempt.
To put it in its proper perspective, the previous record was 32 and to pull off the world record, Ferguson’s consecutive handsprings carried her from one 15-yard line to the other 15-yard-line.
Saying she was extremely nervous beforehand, Ferguson, who has been training for over a year, credited others for her amazing accomplishment, saying, “Really just the fans out there really helped me get through it.”
And yes, in case you’re wondering, I will bust out the easy reference The Usual Suspects and add: “She’ll flip ya. She’ll flip ya for real.”
[H/T Off the Bench]