UCLA Gymnast Performed An Electrifying Floor Routine & The Internet Is Obsessed With It

Over the weekend the Internet became obsessed with UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi—because she is honestly a living legend. For approximately one minute and 30 seconds, the 21-year-old gymnast performed a stunning and energetic floor routine, which earned a perfect 10-score. 

On Sunday, the UCLA team’s official Twitter account posted a video of Ohashi’s electrifying and fun floor routine. The video of the performance went viral and it currently has over 28 million views. 

“A 10 isn’t enough for this floor routine by @katelyn_ohashi,” the UCLA Gymnastics official Twitter accounted tweeted. The video has also received some high praise from senator Kamala Harris and Atlantic writer Jemele Hill. 

“Her whole floor routine is ridiculously hard,” said UCLA coach Valerie Kondos Field to UCLA’s student newspaper Daily Bruin. “Every single thing about it including the backward split that she does after her leap pass—it’s insane.” 

Ohashi took to the floor at Anaheim arena on Saturday night, where she flawlessly flipped, leapped, and twisted high in the air. Not only did she stick every single landing, but she included some difficult and incredible splits into the routine. Honestly, so impressed!

The gymnast’s energy and smile radiated throughout the performance. Ohashi’s dance moves were choreographed to a medley of songs that included “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner, “September” by Earth, Wind, & Fire, “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5, “Rhythm Nation” by Janet Jackson, and Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel.” 

“I’ve never seen her perform like that,” Field’s told the Los Angeles Times. “Ever, in your entire life. I’ve never seen her facial, her performance quality, be that professional, as I saw tonight.” 

But seriously, you have to watch it for yourself: 

This isn’t the first time that Ohashi has gone viral for being a legend on the mat. According to the Washington Post, her floor routine at the Pac-12 gymnastics championships in 2018 earned her first place. The video of the routine received more than 4 million views on YouTube. Ohashi also was a part of the elite gymnastics world, but left five years ago after facing some intense criticism. At the time, she was considered a shoo-in for the Olympics.