Practice Makes Perfect: High School Cheerleader Breaks Guinness World Record With 44 Back Handsprings


clark recordAn Atlanta, Ga., cheerleader has a lot to cheer about this week after breaking a Guinness World Records at her high school homecoming game.

Westlake High School junior Mikayla Clark broke the record for the most consecutive back handsprings. She completed 44, breaking the previous Guinness record of 36.

The 16-year-old cheer squad leader had been pursuing this goal since the beginning of football season, said her coach, Ashley Clark.

Mikayla, who’s been cheering since age 4, is also a cheerleader for the Georgia All-Stars Competition Squad.

On Mikayla’s record achievement, coach Clark said, “I’m very proud of her.”

Clark expects Mikayla’s official certificate from Guinness World Records to arrive this week.

Source: WSBTV

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