A British gymnast has wowed the public by breaking a world record Spider-Man would be proud of.
Ashley Watson, who won silver on the parallel bars at the 2016 British Championships, earned his latest award by hurling himself nearly six metres through the air at Leeds Gymnastics Club.
Watson, 26, posted a video of his achievement to Instagram with the caption: "My official Guinness World Records attempt! 'The farthest backflip between horizontal bars' 5.87m! #OfficiallyAmazing."
"I caught it on the sixth attempt but I let my legs bend a bit – so I couldn't let that one go out on film."
Watson's latest achievement didn't come easy, the gymnast taking eight attempts to stick a landing he was happy with.
Guinness World Records holder! "The farthest backflip between horizontal bars is 5.87m (19ft 3.1in) and was achieved by Ashley Watson (UK) in Leeds, UK, on 19th October 2018" #OfficiallyAmazing 📽 video in my next post! 👨🏻
A post shared by Ashley Watson (@ashwatson92) on Nov 21, 2018 at 9:03am PST
Were the Olympic Games to embrace the long-distance flip as an event, Watson would be nailed on for gold.