It’s not the first time the 21-year-old Seattle native has gone viral for her moves. She earned NCAA floor champion in the 2018 Pac-12 gymnastics championships, where she moonwalked to Michael Jackson and kept an upbeat personality to the delight of the crowd and her team.
This energy was hard earned. Ohashi almost never made it back onto the floor following her decision to stop pursuing her Olympic goals and compete at the collegiate level instead. Gymnastics had worn her down emotionally and physically.