Australian 11-year-old breaks world ‘tumbling’ record as she flips 42 times in just a minute
- Amelia Head, 11, from Ormeau, Queensland, broke a world record for tumbling
- Gymnast did 42 breast rolls in one minute, beating the world record with 13 tumbles
- Proud family and friends cheered her on from the sidelines with posters
A young girl from Queensland has broken the world tumbling record by turning headlong 42 times a minute.
Amelia Head has been an avid gymnast since 2019, but it was her flair for tumble that helped the 11-year-old break a world record on Saturday.
The flexible gymnast completed 42 breast rolls in just one minute, beating the previous world record holder with 13 tumbles.
More than 100 people crowded into the PCYC Studio in Beenleigh to cheer on Amelia from the sidelines, many of her friends holding handmade posters.
Eleven-year-old gymnast, dancer and contortionist Amelia Head performed 42 forward chest rolls in just one minute, beating the previous record with 13 tumbles
Amelia’s mother Mary-Anne told Daily Mail Australia that she did not believe her daughter when she first told her she broke a world record.
“ She trained in the studio with her coach for a weekend and showed her a forward chest roll, ” Ms. Head said.
The proud mom said that Amelia and her coach looked at the Guinness World Record website and saw that the record was 29.
In a video shot by her coach, Amelia was seen tumbling 31 times in one minute.
More than 100 people came to watch Amelia attempt the world record, including her dance friends, classmates and family members, who cheered her on from the sidelines
“ When she called me and said she broke a record, I was sure, whatever, but then I watched the video and thought we should make it official, ” Ms. Head said.
The 11-year-old is an avid gymnast and dancer, and one of the few children in her studio who also twists.
“Part of her acrobatic routine is folding herself in three and squeezing herself into two-foot cubes,” said Mrs. Head.
Amelia’s attempt to set the world record was tried by independent expert witnesses and timekeepers who made statements to Guinness World Records.
Mary-Anne Head (left) said her daughter hadn’t counted her tumbles when she tried the record, but started to feel confident as the crowd got louder
Ms. Head said her daughter was “so excited” after finding out she broke the record.
“Amelia hadn’t counted, so wasn’t sure when she was done, so she had to ask me,” said the proud mother.
“She later told me she started to feel confident as the crowd got louder.”
Ms. Head said the approval process could take time, and she and Amelia hoped her bad record would be published in the Guinness World Record book.
“We would certainly buy many copies,” she said.