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High Schooler Sets World Record For Consecutive Back Handsprings, Makes You Feel Inferior


There’s just not a whole lot to add here except that 35 back handsprings in a row is a whole lot of back handsprings. More than anyone had ever been recorded doing… before Friday night. Because on Friday night, Miranda Ferguson, a junior cheerleader who attends Hockaday School in Texas, back-handsprung from the 15-yard line to the opposite 15. 70 yards covered, 35 back handsprings performed, one Guinness world record attained, many amazed internet onlookers witnessing:

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

The thing that especially blows me away here: the story linked in the previous paragraph mentions that last year at a game, Ferguson did 20. In one year she nearly doubled an already-impressive total to a world-record level? That might be even more impressive than the record itself. Ok, no, doing 35 consecutive back handsprings is probably still the most impressive part of this. And Ferguson’s only 16? She might be able to break her own record next year. Welcome to the flipside of world-record-setting, Miranda: impossible follow-up expectations.

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  • Payton

    Actually, the record is now 36. Cody Welch from Granbury, Texas threw 36 tonight and he is only 14 years old. We recorded it and sent it in. Congrats Cody! We love you and are so proud of you!

  • J. Childers

    Well, before the Granbury High school football game, Cody Welch did an amazing 44 consecutive standing back hand springs! He started on the goal line and stopped about the opposing 20 yard line. This happened 10/26/2012.

  • JCPernas

    In 1992 I was 16 years old and I flipped the full 100 yards at Florida Christian High School in Miami Florida and totaled 50 backhand springs, but I never thought that was a record or even news worthy…

  • jillybean2723

    I think if any gymnast knew this record, that it would constantly be beat. over and over again! when you know how to do it…you can do it over and over again. :)


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