South Fulton cheerleader sets Guinness World Record

A local cheerleader has a lot to cheer about this week after apparently breaking a category in the Guinness World Records at her high school homecoming game.

Westlake High School junior Mikayla Clark broke the record of most consecutive back handsprings, according to her coach.

She did a total of 44 back handsprings, breaking the previous Guinness record of 36.

The 16-year-old cheer squad leader had been pursuing this goal since the beginning of football season, said her coach, Ashley Clark.

Mikayla, who's been cheering since age 4, is also a cheerleader for the Georgia All Stars Competition Squad.

On Mikayla's record achievement, coach Clark said, "I'm very proud of her."

Coach Clark expects Mikayla's official certificate from Guinness World Records to arrive this week.

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