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Katelyn Ohashi, the UCLA Gymnast Whose Floor Routine Just Went Viral

Katelyn Ohashi, the UCLA Gymnast Whose Floor Routine Just Went Viral

Katelyn Ohashi, the UCLA Gymnast Whose Floor Routine Just Went Viral

We’ve all seen it by now — the viral, two-minute video of UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s captivating floor routine. 

Her unbridled joy, combined with her acrobatic flips, splits and dance moves and a legendary lineup of songs, resulted in a perfect 10 from the judges, as well as 38 million video views on UCLA Gymnastics’ tweet and more than 858,000 retweets and favorites as of Wednesday morning. 

Put simply: This wasn’t your typical floor routine. But for more reasons than the obvious. 

Rewind a few years, when the now 21-year-old senior — an Olympic hopeful who was on top of the gymnastics world, having beaten eventual four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles at the 2013 American Cup — decided to retire from elite-level gymnastics after serious injuries and years of physical and mental burnout reached a boiling point. 

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