UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi has been lighting up the floor exercise for years, but she gained superstar status after notching a perfect 10 at the Collegiate Challenge with a Jackson 5-inspired routine that sent the Internet rocking with joy.
Many are saying it might be one of the most entertaining floor exercises ever for its artistry. Still, it doesn't come close to the power, height, and difficulty that Simone Biles puts in her routine. That's real entertainment. What do you think?
Biles might be the G.O.A.T., but in pure entertainment value, Katelyn Ohashi's is superior. Using the Jackson 5 and pairing it with her natural charisma made for a routine that lit the Internet on fire. Ohashi's passes may not have the difficulty Biles has, but she can definitely light up the room with her smile and swag.
The minute I finished watching Katelyn Ohashi's latest viral gymnastics routine, I thought, "Wow, can you imagine being able to do that?" We might not all possess the same talents, but Ali Wong was willing to take a stab at it. The comedian re-created Katelyn's perfect-10 routine in her own home, and it's hilariously terrible (and relatable).
Wearing a long-sleeved shirt, glasses, and no pants, Ali attempted every twist and tumble, complete with the music from the choreography. Her husband seemed entirely unfazed by the performance, which made it even funnier. Watch the brilliant "tribute" above, then watch Katelyn's awe-inspiring Michael Jackson routine if you haven't yet.
21-year-old Katelyn Ohashi took part in the Under Armor's 2019 Collegiate Challenge over the weekend, and she has found her routine has gone viral since then. There is something uniquely satisfying about watching someone is not only very good at what they do, but is clearly taking great enjoyment out of it.
When she sticks that first landing to the sounds of 'Proud Mary' by Tina Turner, before breaking into the actual Proud Mary dance itself, you know this is going to be something special. We then get an absolutely stunning routine set to Janet and Michael Jackson, ending with an absolutely bonkers move that our brains still can't fully process.
Years before Katelyn Ohashi broke the internet with her impeccable dance routine last weekend, she had faced Olympian Simone Biles —and won! The UCLA senior made waves on Saturday when she earned a perfect 10 during a performance at the 2019 Under Armour Collegiate Challenge, which bumped the Bruins’ total score to 197.700 and secured their victory.
Viral video of Ohashi’s flawless performance quickly made her a social media darling following the event, but the 21-year-old has put on specular routines for most of her life — especially during her showing at the 2013 AT&T American Cup in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In case you haven't met Katelyn Ohashi, let us introduce you. In 2018, her viral Michael Jackson-inspired NCAA gymnastics floor routine for UCLA featured the moonwalk. Her newest 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 Feb. 10, at a meet against Washington, the gymnast scored her second perfect 10 of the year and her seventh overall. Now that you've gotten acquainted, let's move on.
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.
Gymnastics Bodyweight Exercises 13 Bodyweight Exercises That Keep Me Strong After 10 Years as a Competitive Gymnast Katelyn revealed in a Players' Tribune documentary last year that the elite level "broke" her. "I was unbeatable . . . until I wasn't," she said, 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, she's thriving in NCAA gymnastics. Check out how Katelyn's floor routines have progressed throughout her elite-level and collegiate careers. They're all amazing and are worth a watch (or five)!