This Gymnast’s Michael Jackson Floor Routine Is Seriously Awesome
It was good enough for a 9.95 out of 10!
Who’s bad? Katelyn Ohashi.
There’s only one word to describe Ohashi’s floor routine at the 2018 Pac-12 Gymnastics Championship: wow! Competing for UCLA, the collegiate gymnast performed to a mix of several Michael Jackson songs, and her routine had just the right blend of tumbles, splits and moonwalks.
People are obsessed with Ohashi’s routine — which includes music from Jackson classics like “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin.'”
Give the video a watch below and you’ll see why everyone has been loving it:
Her Mom Watched The Video How Many Times?
Shortly after the video began to go viral, the UCLA junior tweeted, “Would say ‘Momma i made it’ but she was probably about 4 million of these
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would say “momma i made it” but she was probably about 4 million of these views😂 pic.twitter.com/DMCN0MSSs9
— Katelyn Ohashi (@katelyn_ohashi) March 27, 2018
However, it appears mom really wasn’t the only one who couldn’t get enough of watching this amazing routine!
People all over social media could barely contain their excitement after watching Ohashi’s floor exercise performance.
She “Broke Physics”
Twitter user Mi-sen posted how she believed Ohashi defied the laws of physics in her routine.
I was feeling ok about myself, and then I saw Katelyn Ohashi break physics. pic.twitter.com/nb1SYqmPMN
— Mi'sen (@misen__) March 30, 2018
Is Gymnast A Superhero In Disguise?
Hiram Wick couldn’t help but wonder if Ohashi’s gymnast gig is simply an alter-ego covering another, bigger role: a superhero!
Katelyn Ohashi has superpowers. pic.twitter.com/xgs748nQRN
— ❄️arctic warrior❄️ (@yaboifreeeze) March 31, 2018
Gymnast Soars On Reddit
Even if her mom has watched the video millions of times, there’s no denying she made a major impression online. The video of her performance even rose near the top of Reddit’s front page, which, according to one of Ohashi’s fans on Twiter, was a sign she’d “really made it.”
You're #2 on reddit, now you've really made it!https://t.co/6cqTCOHEzY
— vince (@vincerules) March 30, 2018
How Did She Do THAT?
People can’t seem to get over her incredible display of athleticism. The unbelievable drop split she did at the end of the routine is something you’ll want to watch over and over again:
— CheerTheory (@CheerTheory) March 28, 2018
Dancing, Soaring and Flipping Her Way To Championship
To the surprise of pretty much no one, the routine was worthy of a 9.95 out of 10 score from the judges, helping UCLA win the 2018 Pac-12 Gymnastics Championship. Ohashi herself was named the Pac-12’s women’s gymnastics specialist of the year.
By the way, Ohashi gets a 12 out of 10 from us!
And another young gymnast’s dad tagged Oshashi on Twitter to not only share his congratulations on the athlete’s performance and win, but also to let her know his little girl is following in her footsteps. The tweet has since been deleted, but Ohashi’s enthusiastic Twitter response to him and his preteen tumbler was really sweet.
omg! this should be the next viral video! so cute https://t.co/wVCdsXECVI
— Katelyn Ohashi (@katelyn_ohashi) April 6, 2018
Needless to say, Flint was thrilled about the reply and responded that his daughter “won’t know how to react” to the champion’s well wishes.
Ohashi showed she’s a winner, both in the arena and in everyday life. That’s the mark of a true champion!
Now, off to watch her performance again …