Flipping Out For A Perfect Ten

January 25, 2019
Katelyn Ohashi Photo Credit: Don Liebig, UCLA Photography

For our Xyza-reading gymnasts out there, this article is for you! If you’ve ever attempted a cartwheel, flip, the splits, or any other gymnastic move, you know it takes practice and determination to learn how to do it right. If you’ve ever competed in a gymnastics tournament, you know how difficult it is to get a perfect score. After all, in order to achieve a perfect score, you have to be … well … perfect—we’re talking no little wobble here or an unintentional two-footed landing there. That’s why the crowd (and social media!) went nuts when UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi scored a perfect ten for her floor routine at Under Armour’s Collegiate Challenge earlier this month. Check out her routine on the UCLA Athletics website here. She made an incredibly difficult sport look like a piece of cake! She happily flipped and twisted through the air in a coordinated routine while a mix of popular songs fueled her along. It turns out, she’s no ordinary collegiate-level gymnast. Before deciding to compete on the college level, she was on the USA Gymnastics Junior National Team and won the title of National Junior Champion in 2011. Congratulations, Ms. Ohashi!