We don’t know about you, but there’s something totally addictive about watching gymnastics videos. Despite not being able to do as much as a forward roll ourselves, we could spend hours marvelling at the amazing routines that these gymnasts can come up with, and Katelyn Ohashi’s floor routine from December 2019 has to be one of our favorites.
We can only imagine the time and hard work that goes into producing a routine so awesome that it leaves the judges saying, “Ten is not enough.”
And what’s more, Katelyn, who has performed for the UCLA Athletics since 2015, almost had her gymnast dreams taken away from her when a car crash left her with a broken back and two broken shoulders.
Thankfully, twenty-one-year-old Katelyn went on to recover, and was able to pursue her dreams of becoming a top gymnast recognized by people all over the world.
When Katelyn performed a floor routine to a compilation of Michael Jackson songs and hip-hop hits, it was a performance that is certainly worth watching.
The routine features a mixture of amazingly executed dance moves that leave us questioning if dance is Katelyn’s side hobby, as well as tumbles, jumps and spins.
But the best thing about the whole thing has to be Katelyn’s energy. The bubbly gymnast can’t keep the smile off her face as she kicks, flips and tumbles her way through the competition, and her energy is truly infectious.
What’s more, the support that Katelyn receives from her teammates and coaches is absolutely phenomenal. She may be up there by herself, but her teammates are with her all the way, and dance along with her from the sidelines.
Katelyn’s routine begins with a series of impressive tumbles, before she throws her arms back and shakes her hips to the rhythm of the song. It’s then time for more tumbles, followed by a scissor jump- and Katelyn lands all of them perfectly, with her two feet together.
The talented gymnast shows off her showmanship with some more dance moves, before she drops neatly into the splits, causing her teammates to go wild.
The remainder of the routine includes more fun dance moves and extraordinary floorwork, and as the results are called, we’re not in the least bit surprised to see that the judges have awarded Katelyn with a ten- top marks!
The breathtaking routine was shared on YouTube by UCLA Athletics, and since being posted it has received over 133,000 views, as well as thousands of comments from people all over the world.
One person commented, “Had to rewatch this multiple times. Her smile is contagious and her teammates are the best. Even Miss Val was having the time of her life watching Katelyn. That team is the type of team most of us would dream about.”
Another added, “‘This wasn’t for you Judges, this was for ME and my TEAM.’ She stayed respectful while still having a hell of a good time on that floor. No deduction could take that away from her and she got a well deserved perfect 10.”
We have to agree! Watch Katelyn’s extraordinary performance below- we guarantee it will leave you smiling.
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Source: UCLA Athletics