A panel of judges gave Katelyn Ohashi a perfect score after she delivered a show-stopping gymnastics routine last week – and based on how the performance has already racked up millions of views on YouTube, it’s not hard to see why.
The 21-year-old UCLA student was awarded full marks during the college meet performance last week. Not only is Ohashi being praised for executing a flawless series of flips and tricks, she also punctuated her routine with an infectious sense of fun.
Throughout the entire routine – which included tunes from Tina Turner, Michel Jackson, and Earth, Wind & Fire – Ohashi can be seen dancing with sass, radiance, effortless self-confidence, and a contagiously stunning smile. Her fellow gymnasts can even be seen excitedly copying her moves from the edge of the stage.
The routine earned a perfect ten from the judges, which is the sixth of her college career, according to The New York Times. Additionally, the viral performance has garnered praise from California Senator Kamala Harris and Rev. Jesse Jackson on Twitter.
The curly-haired gymnast is renowned for winning the American Cup in 2013, which involved beating future Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles.
Though injuries and body image issues deterred Ohashi from ever competing at an Olympic level, she says that she has found more peace and joy from competing alongside the UCLA Athletics team.
Ohashi says that she plans on continuing to use the toe-tapping routine throughout the NCAA championships in April.
(WATCH the jazzy performance below)
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