The Georgia teen completes 44 consecutive back handsprings for the new record

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
October 22, 2013 03:00 PM
Courtesy WSB-TV

Talk about having school spirit!

Atlanta high school cheerleader Mikayla Clark broke the Guinness World Record for most consecutive back handsprings on Friday when she completed 44 in a row at Westlake High School’s homecoming game.

Clark, 16, has been cheering since age 4, and has been practicing since the beginning of the football season to beat the record, WSB-TV reports. She also cheers with the Georgia All Stars Competition Squad.

“I’m very proud of her,” said her coach, Ashley Clark.

Mikayla, a junior, expects to receive her official Guinness World Records certificate this week for breaking the previous record of 36 back handsprings.