UCLA gymnast dazzles in flawless floor routine

UCLA gymnast dazzles in flawless floor routine

UCLA gymnast dazzles in flawless floor routine

Katelyn Ohashi, 21, wowed the crowd with her jumps and contagious enthusiasm as she danced to The Jackson 5 during her floor routine, earning a flawless 10 from the judges during Saturday's Collegiate Challenge.

Collegiate floor routines generally have a little more personality to them, but when it comes to pure athleticism, and seeing something unbelievable, you can't get any better than Simone Biles with her routines.

Detailing that "gymnastics requires sacrifice, dedication, discipline, getting back up every time you fall down, repetition, mental toughness, along with support, joy, and communication", Katelyn shared that unfortunately she never experienced "support, joy and communication" from her coaches or parents.

Before UCLA, Ohashi was competing at the elite level of gymnastics until she injured her back and shoulder, according to The Players' Tribune. "She wanted to eat junk food and feel okay the next day and not have to worry about getting kicked out because she couldn't make a scale, then constantly exercising after a meal just to feel good enough to go to bed".

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One wrote: 'I know zero about gymnastics but this is fun to watch. We predict a 10.0 for her on that event before February.

Ohashi moonwalked into tying for first place at last year's Pac-12 Championships with a routine that earned a 9.95 out of 10 on the scorecard, and resulted in a video that got 90 million views.

Following Saturday's ideal score, Ohashi appeared to only have one criticism of her routine: "now I just gotta learn how to clap on the beat".

"I was broken", she said in the clip, adding, "Gymnastics was my worth, it was my life". The routine earned more than 90 million views online, as Ohashi became the NCAA 2018 floor champion. She instead channeled her energy into college gymnastics, joining the UCLA Bruins gymnastics team for the 2015-16 season. Ohashi chose to retire from elite competition four years ago, but still practices gymnastics while at the University of California (UCLA). "I was unbeatable until I wasn't", Ohashi said. "It's me being able to walk out with a smile on my face and truly being happy with myself", she explained. It's not me standing on the podium with medals.

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