American gymnast Katelyn Ohashi scores a ideal 10 for her floor routine.
Detailing that "gymnastics requires sacrifice, dedication, discipline, getting back up every time you fall down, repetition, mental toughness, along with support, joy, and communication", Katelyn shared that unfortunately she never experienced "support, joy and communication" from her coaches or parents.
I said to myself, "Okay, she's back". The junior went from one event to three during the course of last season, and in 2019 has competed all-around, with bars as her standout event.
Jasmine Scribbles wrote: "Can we just say send her to the Olympics the world needs to see this!" When Ohashi finished, she was awarded with high-fives from her team.More news: Lindsey Graham urges Trump to re-open the government - here’s why
"I was broken", she said in the clip, adding, "Gymnastics was my worth, it was my life". Last year, she won the NCAA title for her floor exercise routine and the UCLA Bruins became national champions.
When she joined her college gymnastics team, the young woman bounced back from the ordeal and rediscovered the joy of the sport.
UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi "came alive" on Saturday when Tina Turner's Proud Mary blared through the speakers of the Anaheim Arena. She has achieved four ideal 10s on the floor and six flawless 10s overall in her career. "And that comes first", she told the Players' Tribune in August 2018.
Ohashi went on to describe the intense pressure she faced competing at the elite level - fans telling her "she wasn't good enough", constantly stressing about what she ate and being compared to "a bird that couldn't fly". "I was unbeatable. Until I wasn't". Ohashi made gymnastics look easy from her effortless summersaults to her most gentle landings. It's not me standing on a podium with medals.