Clark attempted to break the previous record of 36 after finding the video online and deciding she could do better. Seriously. That's all it took.
From FOX 5:
"I was looking at world records and I just happened to see the most consecutive back handsprings," said Westlake High School student Mikayla Clark. "I clicked on the link and I was like, ‘Oh, she did 36,' and I said, 'I think I can beat that.'"
Without sarcasm, this is Atlanta's best athletic achievement in weeks.