The viral gymnast Katelyn Ohashi has done it once again; this time, she scored a perfect 10 in a Seattle, Washington gymnastic competition using her iconic floor routine.
— UCLA Gymnastics (@uclagymnastics) February 11, 2019
Sunday’s heavy snow in Washington did not stop over 7,000 spectators from going to Alaska Airlines Arena to see Ohashi’s floor routine in person. They were lucky enough to witness history when the 21-year-old athlete earned her second consecutive perfect 10 this season.
“I was glad I put on a show for my home crowd and really glad that I clapped on beat,” Ohashi told Daily Bruin.
Ohashi first became a viral sensation online after pulling the same routine at the Collegiate Challenge earlier this year, where she performed to the tunes of classic R&B and pop hits like The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel.”
Despite being incredibly famous online – and off when she made an appearance in “Good Morning America” following her viral fame – Ohashi admitted that she didn’t put too much expectation on the score.
“I wasn’t expecting much from the score, because I don’t have control over that,” she told Daily Bruin. “I just wanted to do good in front of (my) whole family because they don’t get to see me live very often, so I knew I had to give them a little performance.”
Meanwhile, on the sidelines, her teammates could be seen mimicking Ohashi’s dance routine – similar to what they did in the collegiate competition earlier this year. UCLA Gymnastics coach, Valorie Kondos Field, while speaking to the Los Angeles Times, said that she has seen it this whole season.
“I’ve just seen her… she knows how to have fun with her team, she knows how to pump her teammates up, she knows exactly what she needs to feel comfortable on the equipment,” she said.
Featured image screenshot via YouTube / NCAA Gymnastics