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Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

A high school cheerleader from Dallas, Tex. has cemented herself in the Guinness World Records book because of her incredible back handspring ability. During a recent game, 16-year-old Miranda Ferguson flipped 35 times across a football field. The previous record was 32, and two Guinness officials were reportedly on hand to investigate her feat.
As you can see from the video above, Ferguson appeared on “The TODAY Show” earlier this week to talk about the accomplishment and showcase her talent. She returned to the show on Friday where an official from Guinness presented her with a plaque confirming that she is now the record holder for consecutive back handsprings.
We have shown you plenty of impressive backflips here at LBS over the years. We’ve featured a draft pick doing a backflip in loafers, a wide receiver doing one while catching a pass and a college running back doing 13 of them in a row without touching the ground. Still, Ferguson’s accomplishment is arguably the most impressive. There’s a reason the previous record was 32 flips. I can’t even fathom how exhausting and nauseating doing 35 consecutive backflips must be.

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