Watch: Gymnast From Viral Routine Returns With Another Perfect Score


Watch: Gymnast From Viral Routine Returns With Another Perfect Score

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Last month, people from all over the world suddenly became gymnastics fans for two minutes, as they stopped to watch an incredible floor routine.

The performer behind the viral moment, UCLA student gymnast Katelyn Ohashi, scored a perfect 10 with a routine that included twists, flips, and dancing to Michael Jackson lyrics.

As the clip racked up more than 33 million views in just two days, it was safe to say that Ohashi had become a viral sensation overnight.

But this weekend, at a competition in Seattle, Ohashi proved she was no one hit wonder. In fact, she took home her seventh perfect 10 score with another incredible routine.

The new clip shows Ohashi flipping and twirling to hits from Tina Turner, The Jackson 5, Paula Abdul and more, while the crowd cheers her on.

And the performance was even more meaningful for Ohashi than last time, since Seattle is her hometown.

"I was glad I put on a show for my home crowd and really glad that I clapped on beat," she told her school's Daily Bruin newspaper. (Her off-beat clapping was Ohashi's only nitpick about her last viral performance.)

Ohashi, who has been an outspoken voice for body positivity, wrote on her blog Behind the Madness that she had to triumph over serious injuries and insults on her quest for perfection.

"I've been told I looked like I swallowed an elephant or a pig, whichever was more fitting that day," she wrote. "I was compared to a bird that was too fat to lift itself off the ground."

Ohashi wasn't the only standout performer this weekend, as her UCLA Bruins teammate Kyla Ross, an Olympic gold medalist, also nabbed a perfect 10 (her career eighth) with an impressive high-flying vault. The UCLA team took first place overall at the competition.

While she continues to dominate the world of college gymnastics, don't expect to see Ohashi at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Her focus is on the collegiate level, but it's hard to argue with her choice as she gets results like these - she's currently number one in the country for floor routines.

[H/T: Daily Bruin, PopSugar]

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