Jalyessa Walker Backflips: Soldier and Former Cheerleader Sets New World Record Of 49 Consecutive Backflips (Video)

By on Nov 28, 2012 in Amazing, Sports, United States Comments
Jalyessa Walker Backflips

Jalyessa Walker backflips
Image Credit: El Paso Times

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jalyessa Walker sets a new world record for the most consecutive backflips on Saturday, November 24, international news sites reported on Monday, November 26, 2012.

According to reports, Walker, a former cheerleader, broke the world record by flipping 49 times across a college football field in front of about 20,400 people in El Paso, Texas. Walker only needed 36 flips to break the record, but she had a personal goal of 50.

“I wish I didn’t run out of room so I could have done 50. As soon as I hit the concrete, I was starting to get tired and scared because I didn’t want to fall,” Walker was quoted as saying by El Paso Times.

When asked why she tried to set a new world record doing backflips, Walker answered: “I like challenges. I’ve been a gymnastics since I was four, and tumbling is what I love to do. This is the perfect thing for me. So I thought why not give it a try.”

The record is not yet official until Guinness World Records confirmed it. However, with the video provided and more than 20,000 eyewitnesses, the confirmation of Guinness will just be a formality, reports said.

Below is a video of Jalyessa Walker doing the record 49 backflips:

Jalyessa Walker backflips to set new world record
Credit: Youtube / Renegadessdl

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