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.