Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s is the star of the internet after footage of her amazing routine on Saturday’s Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim, CA, went viral. Set to a medley of hit songs including Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” Ohashi wowed with her tremendous flips and splits as well as the dancing she did between.
As of Monday afternoon, the two-minute clip had been viewed more than 20 million times.
— UCLA Gymnastics (@uclagymnastics) January 13, 2019
The routine did earn her a perfect 10, but like the UCLA Gymnastics tweet reads, “A 10 isn’t enough for this floor routine by @katelyn_ohashi.” It really isn’t. Maybe there could be an exception and she could get an 11.
If Ohashi looks familiar, it’s because this isn’t the first time this one-time Olympic hopeful has tasted viral fame. A routine of hers from April 2018 set to Michael Jackson songs also got huge attention when it first came out.
UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi tribute to Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is always a source of inspiration
Thanks @katelyn_ohashi#MichaelJackson #MJFam #KingOfPop #KatelynOhashi #UCLA #Inspirationpic.twitter.com/sg29ZuRNSQ
— THE KINGS (@The_Kings777) April 6, 2018
The King of Pop is definitely an inspiration for Seattle-born Ohashi, who enrolled in UCLA in 2015.
Ohashi’s stupendous performances are even more impressive when you learn that she’s had injuries like a fractured back and torn shoulders.
UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field told the Los Angeles Times that the question now was, “How’re we gonna top that?” Yeah, good luck to anyone who has to follow her.
Speaking to the UCLA’s student newspaper, the Daily Bruin, Kondos Field said “Her whole floor routine is ridiculously hard. Every single thing about it including the backwards split that she does after her leap pass – it’s insane.”
Ohashi received praise from none other than Kamala Harris (and about a million other folks).
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 13, 2019
why did i cry https://t.co/W6fHgnJa7g
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) January 13, 2019
I would tear every ligament I didn’t know I even had
— Ⓜ️cChicken (@CodyMcChicken_) January 13, 2019
i’m pretty sure i tore something *watching* o_O
— Dave Cochran (@Dave_Cochran) January 13, 2019
And a lot of people also loved the way Ohashi’s teammates followed along with her routine.
I love when her team mimics the arm stuff
— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) January 13, 2019
The best part of this is her teammates doing the choreography with her in the background. Cute! https://t.co/GuAvOSJg5F
— J.R. Holmsted (@JHolmsted) January 14, 2019
This is obviously a team to be reckoned with!