When the first strains of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” filled the Anaheim Arena on Saturday, Katelyn Ohashi came alive. The crowd went wild as the UCLA, freshman gymnast Ohashi, stood there smiling.
Not only did Ohashi stun the audience with her amazing athleticism, but she also wowed judges enough to earn a perfect 10 for her routine Saturday at Under Armor’s 2019 Collegiate Challenge. Ohashi, according to UCLA , is the reigning NCAA co-champion in floor exercises. She was also a 2018 NCAA team champion.
“A 10 isn’t enough for this floor routine by @katelyn_ohashi,” the UCLA Gymnastics official Twitter account tweeted Sunday, sharing a video of Ohashi’s stellar showing at the Collegiate Challenge, where the UCLA Bruins earned first place. As of early Monday morning, the video of the routine had been viewed more than 13 million times.
— UCLA Gymnastics (@uclagymnastics) January 13, 2019