The 90-second sequence of the American, at the university championships, has captivated viewers and totals more than 33 million views on the Internet.
Gymnastics, so easy? This is, in any case, the impression given by the American Katelyn Ohashi, who seems to defy gravity on the floor mat. Saturday, January 12, at the American university championships, it was enough of a series of sequences on some measures of Proud Mary of Ike & Tina Tuner, a zest of september Earth, Wind & Fire, a pinch of I Want You Back Jackson Five and a swallow of The Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jacskon, to get the maximum marks (10) and rewrite - or almost - the rules of gymnastics.
The 90-second routine of UCLA team member Katelyn Ohashi (University of California at Los Angeles) has captivated viewers and incidentally added more than 33 million views on the Internet.
"It will be difficult to do better": that's the comment that's made to L.A. Times Valorie Kondos Field, coach of the UCLA team. The university account has moreover tweeted :
"A 10 is not enough for Katelyn Ohashi's floor exercise. "
In the spring of 2018, she had already surprised the audience and the judges with sequences and hips on music of Michael Jackson.
Injuries before his return
Katelyn Ohashi, a native of Seattle, is not a newcomer. She spent four years on the national junior team and in 2013, at the age of 16, she participated in the American Cup, which brings together the best gymnasts in the world; she had beaten her compatriot Simone Biles, quadruple Olympic champion, in Rio, in 2016, recalls the Washington Post.
In a video titled I was broken (I was broken), she says: "There was a time when I was on the roof of the world", close to the Olympic selection. She then chained the injuries, shoulder and then back, which pushed her to give up the competition of high level. It is within the university team of UCLA that she has returned to her art.
The only flaw she noted in her routine: "I have to learn how to beat my hands in rhythm," she told her 121,000 subscribers on Twitter.