U.S. gymnast Katelyn Ohashi wows the internet with ideal 10 floor routine

Yolanda Curtis
January 15, 2019

After her recovery, and while slowly falling in love with the sport again, Ohashi became a Bruin in April 2015.

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi threw down an incredible floor routine Saturday night that not only landed her a ideal 10, but blew up the internet.

After the team won an NCAA title in April, Ohashi revealed she had been in a serious vehicle accident the night before the team traveled to St. Louis for the national championship.

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.

Kai Gerbs said: "Hey name is Katelyn Ohashi and if she's not on our next Olympic team I'm boycotting".

But this year's performance at the Collegiate Challenge has caused a much bigger buzz, one which Ohashi thoroughly deserves. She's also been outspoken about body issues she's faced during her time competing. Some said it was the best floor routine they had seen.

Smith also pledged to watch the Bruins the next time he was in Los Angeles, describing the routine as "All around brilliance". "It's me being able to walk out with a smile on my face and truly being happy with myself", says Ohashi. "There was a time where I was on top of the world, an Olympic hopeful", she explained during the video. The 21-year-old exuded a type of confidence that stunned the audience, judges and millions of people who would later view her routine.

In case you didn't know, Ohashi previously competed in the elite level of gymnastics alongside Simone Biles. It's not me standing on the podium with medals. Her UCLA teammates could barely hold back their appreciation as well.

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