Everyone Loves Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s Floor Routine
“The ground is no place for a champion.” Katelyn Ohashi is the talk of the internet after footage of her latest floor routine emerged. UCLA Gymnastics @uclagymnastics A ? isn’t enough for this floor routine by @katelyn_ohashi. ?
05:44 AM – 13 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite This isn’t the first time the gymnast has won fans with a show-stopping performance. You may recall her last routine, an MJ-inspired piece that went viral last year. THE KINGS @The_Kings777 UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi tribute to Michael Jackson Michael Jackson is always a source of inspiration Thanks @katelyn_ohashi #MichaelJackson #MJFam #KingOfPop #KatelynOhashi #UCLA #Inspiration
09:42 AM – 06 Apr 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite The student-athlete, who enrolled at UCLA in 2015, credits the late King of Pop as an inspiration — and it’s evident in her choice of music and her style of performing. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @katelyn_ohashi People online were amazed by her performance in Saturday’s Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim, California. Katelyn Ohashi @katelyn_ohashi my dad just said “what’s the beam? i’ve never even heard of that.” ahahahahaha i’ve been doing gymnastics for 18 years now. he got it tho.
05:22 PM – 13 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Seattle-born Ohashi’s performances are super inspiring given her experience with injuries, including fracturing her back and tearing both of her shoulders, according to the Players’ Tribune. Morgan Lieberman / Getty Images The injuries, coupled with the body pressures of elite-level competition, prompted her decision to retire and instead pursue college competitions instead. She said: “No one ever fully knew what I was going through and I never really could say or publicise what was wrong with me. I was happy to be injured.
“I was told that it was embarrassing how big I’d become, I was compared to a bird that couldn’t fly. These are all things that I heard before I had even got injured — things that when I was skinny I was told. So what would they think of me when I had become big? I couldn’t accept myself.”
Carlie Sheehan @Carlieseuss @uclagymnastics @katelyn_ohashi Wow! ??????
12:36 PM – 13 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Yeah. Wow. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF UCLA She makes her highly technical routine look easy. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF UCLA And with so much sauce. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF UCLA And she also gives us a little dance history with a pop and lock combination. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF UCLA Freeze All Motor Functions @KiaJWilliams 1. An MJ routine? 2. The actual routine? 3. Because I’m a hater, she’d wash ScarJo’s Black Widow 4. So we got her for 2020 Olympics right? https://t.co/DDCZNem60g
01:29 PM – 14 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite A WHOLE mood. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF UCLA The performance has evoked a range of emotional reactions. For Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti, it was tears. Chelsea Peretti @chelseaperetti why did i cry https://t.co/W6fHgnJa7g
09:48 PM – 13 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Flint water activist Mari Copeny was also feeling inspired. Mari Copeny @LittleMissFlint A queen ??? https://t.co/B7qPTjMr2E
01:06 AM – 14 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Lexx?? @LexiNichole121 The best Gymnast I’ve seen in years!! And I absolutely LOVE the music!!???????? https://t.co/44KrZQ5rvz
02:54 PM – 14 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Andrew Milo @miloandrewgmail Wow! I’m left speechless by the spirit, skill and strength of @katelyn_ohashi https://t.co/xA26OaMkie
02:57 PM – 14 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson sent the star athlete a congratulatory message with the words: “The ground is no place for a champion.” Rev Jesse Jackson Sr @RevJJackson .@katelyn_ohashi Congratulations! The ground is no place for a champion. There are no impossible dreams. Keep flying! Keep Hope Alive! https://t.co/lde94cDYYB
01:17 PM – 14 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite US Sen. Kamala Harris was also super impressed with the young athlete. Kamala Harris @KamalaHarris This is just fantastic. Congratulations, @katelyn_ohashi and @uclagymnastics.
09:35 PM – 13 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite And who could forget Ohashi’s stellar squad, who were on the sidelines in full force showing support? Queen MKB @queenmkb @uclagymnastics @katelyn_ohashi She was never alone! Her team was in every move every jump tumble every spin: ????? She already won but I hope they gave her the gold so she could share it with them. Beautiful!
06:42 PM – 13 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite J.R. Holmsted @JHolmsted The best part of this is her teammates doing the choreography with her in the background. Cute! https://t.co/GuAvOSJg5F
04:17 AM – 14 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Frankie Kamely @FrankieKamely Even better than the actual routine is the way her teammates cheer her on. True happiness for her success. I don’t know anything about this team, but I can already tell they’re a family. https://t.co/c7mlbUYoo5
01:28 PM – 14 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite A lesson in wig snatching as taught by Katelyn Ohashi. Sign us up. The Last Gallifrean @MANX38 @uclagymnastics @katelyn_ohashi Class dismissed… #Yassss
09:40 AM – 13 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Ohashi has been contacted for further comment.