Gymnast Gets Perfect Score For Michael Jackson-Inspired Floor Routine
Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi is no stranger to a perfect 10.0 on the floor exercise. However, the UCLA team member's Michael Jackson-inspired floor routine for this season is setting the Internet ablaze.
The Seattle native scored yet another perfect floor score in her college career with her viral routine, which is set to a medley of MJ hits such as "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5. Musicophiles can also see and hear Ohashi tumble away to Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" and Tina Turner's version of "Proud Mary."
Not only were her tumbling passes impressive, her energy was not to be ignored. The video was shared to UCLA's Twitter page, where it's been favorited over 600,000 times as of press time, and has been viewed over 30 million times. Senator Kamala Harris, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Jemele Hill were among some of the high-profile names who shared the routine to their personal social media pages.
"Her whole floor routine is ridiculously hard," UCLA Women's Gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field told the university's newspaper, the Daily Bruin. "Every single thing about it including the backward split that she does after her leap pass — it's insane."
The 21-year-old gymnast has a lot to celebrate. Not only is this another perfect score under her belt, it's a personal victory; she almost quit gymnastics after experiencing intense burn-out. We're glad she stuck with it.
Watch her incredible routine above.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) January 14, 2019
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 13, 2019
Note to self: Go to a UCLA gymnastics meet
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 13, 2019