Mac & Mac's Pick: Amazing consecutive handspring record

By WEEK Reporter

Mac & Mac's Pick: Amazing consecutive handspring record

October 9, 2012 Updated Oct 9, 2012 at 10:50 PM CDT

DALLAS, TX -- Sometimes the "World Records" we show in this segment are simply the result of time, money and obsession. Tonight's isn't.

This is 16-year-old Miranda Ferguson of Dallas Texas. And last Friday, the High School junior flipped her way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

At half-time at a high school game, Miranda showed what practice can do. A year ago, Ferguson was on a flipping frenzy last year and did 20 handsprings in a row at a game.

One of her friends suggested she could set a record, which she later discovered was 32 handsprings in a row. So she started practicing.

During a recent practice she hit the magic number 32 and then during last Friday night's game she flipped 35 consecutive times, springing from one fifteen yard line to other fifteen yard line.

Two officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were there to witness and count along.