Texas High School Cheerleader Sets World Record For Consecutive Backward Handsprings (Video)

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One year ago, a high school cheerleader named Miranda Ferguson wowed the crowd at a high school football game in Dallas, Texas, by performing 20 backward handsprings in a row during halftime.

The impressive feat inspired one of her friends to do a little research, and that friend discovered that the official Guinness World Record for consecutive backward handsprings was just 32. So obviously, upon learning this, Ferguson decided that she had to go for it, and she’s been preparing to set a new world record ever since.

Finally, last week, the moment arrived. With two officials from the Guinness Book of World Records on hand, the 16-year-old junior from the all-girls Hockaday School in Dallas set the Guinness World Record during halftime at a football game between St. Mark’s, the all-boys school for whom she cheers, and Oakridge School.

The tally? An insane 35 consecutive backward handsprings that took her from one 15-yard line to the other.

Now, if that doesn’t seem like a lot to you, just watch the video. It takes Ferguson 30 seconds to do the 35 handsprings, and, personally, I got dizzy just watching after about five seconds.

Take a look:

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t set any Guinness World Records when I was 16, so I’m impressed.  Great job Miranda!

Hat Tip – [Herald Sun]

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