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Feel Good – Perfect 10.0

WOW! Katelyn Ohashi received a perfect 10.0 score for her floor routine at the Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim, CA on January 12, 2019.

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  • Teapot January 18, 2019, 10:19 am

    I saw this on the news the other night and got chills! This young woman is amazing.

  • Kate Musso January 18, 2019, 10:23 am

    I have actually been watching this all week, it is stunning and her attitude is incredible!

  • Michelle January 18, 2019, 11:26 am

    Amazing. I have always wanted to be that talented but alas, my talents are non-athletic.

  • Kheldarson January 18, 2019, 11:48 am

    Her curls are #goals. The whole routine, outfit, everything was perfection.

  • DGS January 18, 2019, 12:23 pm

    O.M.G. Amazing. I was also touched by how supportive her teammates and coaches are – they are mirroring her every move and filled with so much excitement for her!

  • Lori January 18, 2019, 1:09 pm

    And this young lady has IBS, diagnosed a couple years ago, also a skin condition than she has come to terms with. As recently as last year she was unable to even go to school without having an extra set of clothes, for ‘accidents ‘ caused by her IBS…and now she’s doing tumbling runs like this! Amazing
    So strong (physically and mentally)

    • Gumby January 21, 2019, 7:07 pm

      She competed for UCLA in 2016, 2017, and 2018 so while she has done some amazing work even though she’s dealing with injuries, illness, and stress it is not a recent comeback story. Nor all that unusual; UCLA in particular and NCAA teams in general are known for taking gymnasts who were injured and demoralized by elite gymnastics and rekindling their love for the sport. She just happened to have a routine go viral this year and thus renewed interest.

      For those of us who follow NCAA gymnastics we’re, frankly, a little bemused at all of the fooferaw. She is undeniably talented. So are many other NCAA gymnasts. What stood out in that routine was her pure joy in doing it.

  • Lynne January 18, 2019, 7:59 pm

    Okay, she is AMAZING. But not having watched many gymnastic events besides the Olympics, is having team members mirroring someone’s moves a common occurrence? I found that much extraneous movement to be hugely distracting from the beauty and energy of her performance.

    • Gumby January 21, 2019, 6:48 pm

      It’s very common in NCAA women’s gymnastics.

  • EchoGirl January 24, 2019, 2:21 am

    It’s even more incredible when you know the full story. At one point in time, Katelyn was an elite gymnast to rival Simone Biles — everyone thought it would be Katelyn and Simone at the Rio Olympics (Katelyn just missed out on the minimum age for London). But she was physically broken down and her coach was mentally abusive to the point where she couldn’t continue. There’s a great video (linked below) where she talks about what she went through and how her coach at UCLA helped her find joy in gymnastics again. (Now, if only it hadn’t been necessary…it’s worth noting that Simone Biles’ coach eschewed a lot of the methods Ohashi’s coach used, preferring a more nurturing model, and yet Simone is still considered the GOAT. I feel like that puts a lot of assumptions to the test.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9b1KAoYz9s

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