Gymnast performs record breaking swing horizontal two bars

This incredible video shows a high-flying gymnast propel himself almost six metres through the air to claim a new Guinness World Record yesterday (November 22).

Daredevil Ashley Watson, from Leeds in the UK, launched his body between two sets of horizontal bars standing 5.87m apart - the same length as three double beds back to back.

The 26-year-old can be seen swinging his body around one of the bars three times to gather the necessary momentum.

He then releases his grip and completes a double backflip in the air before grasping hold of the other horizontal bar across the room.