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Katelyn Ohashi’s latest floor routine scores yet another perfect 10

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In 2018 Katelyn Ohashi’s Michael Jackson Routine Went Viral and now her latest routine scored another perfect 10 — her second of the year and seventh overall.

Katelyn Oshashi’s joyous smile is contagious

Just in case you haven’t encountered Katelyn Ohashi, allow us introduce you. In 2018, Katelyn Ohashi’s Michael Jackson-inspired NCAA gymnastics floor routine for UCLA featured the moonwalk and went viral. Her latest performance, to classics like Tina Turner’s "Proud Mary" and "September" by Earth, Wind, & Fire opened up with a killer split leg double layout. On February 10, at a meet against Washington, the Seattle gymnast scored her second perfect 10 of the year and her seventh overall.

Katelyn Ohashi (UCLA) 2019 Floor vs Washington 10.0 Katelyn's carefree showmanship and undeniable skill keeps taking the internet by storm. Source: YouTube/NCAAGymnastics

Katelyn has found the joy in her sport again and it really shows

Katelyn’s carefree showmanship and undeniable skill has taken the internet by storm alongside powerhouse teammates such as former Fierce Five Olympian Kyla Ross and freshman Sekai Wright. 

But before her days as a Bruin, Katelyn was an Olympic hopeful. She stepped down from the Olympic track after a series of injuries and surgeries — she’d been competing on a fractured spine and two torn shoulders. Katelyn revealed in a Players’ Tribune documentary last year that the elite level "broke" her. 

"I was unbeatable . . . until I wasn’t," she told PopSugar, explaining that gymnastics was her world, but she was under constant pressure from coaches and fans to "look a certain way" and always come out on top. 

It took finding UCLA and "having a different goal and path to follow, to finally find joy and love within the sport again." Now Katelyn is thriving in NCAA gymnastics and it clearly shows in her radiant smile.

Source: PopSugar.co.ok

“I just feel blessed that she’s so confident, and she’s got an idea of what she wants to do,” mom Diana Ohashi said. “It’s so neat to see, because she wants to help the homeless. She wants to help the NCAA work through some of the kinks. She’s got a lot of spirit, and I think it’s great. She’s helping women. I can’t believe we made her.”
Katelyn Ohashi is so much more than a viral sensation “I just feel blessed that she’s so confident, and she’s got an idea of what she wants to do,” mom Diana Ohashi said. “It’s so neat to see, because she wants to help the homeless. She wants to help the NCAA work through some of the kinks. She’s got a lot of spirit, and I think it’s great. She’s helping women. I can’t believe we made her.” Source: YouTube/NCAAGymnastics
The video that went viral: Katelyn Ohashi’s 2018 Floor Routine at PAC-12 Championships (9.950) It’s hard to imagine that Katelyn’s smile could actually get any bigger. The fierce 4-foot-10 gymnast has continued to transcend her sport, spreading a message of inclusiveness and body health on various talk shows and in interviews. Source: YouTube/UCLAGymSource
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Katelyn delves into subjects like body shaming in gymnastics and speaks about losing (and regaining) the joy in her sport.