When First "Proud Maria"Tina Turner was heard in Anaheim Arena this Saturday, 21-year-old Katelyn Ohashi returned to live, she accurately described Washington Post.
It was half and half of the pirates, dance movements and leaps in the air absolutely accurate. There are no mistakes. With a smile on the face from start to finish. He completed exultantly. He welcomed his coaches and the entire team at the University of California (UCLA) with a hand collision. The stadium exploded.
Seconds later won the Jury of Artistic Gymnastics University Competition:
Ten. Dreamed Number Absolute Perfection.
Video with his presentation virus in the US. 13 million people had seen it by Monday morning.
It is not the first time that his performance impressed the audience. Last year, he won a university championship with Jackson Jackson's music, which received 9.95 judges and had more than 4 million views on YouTube.
Although gymnastics may seem strange, her gymnastics were not always the source. Ohashi was born in Seattle and spent four years in the US Olympic team. In 2013, he won the American Cup, winning several Olympic champions Simone Biles.
But something started wrong. "There was a time when I was at the top of the world with the Olympic prospects," he told the moving testimony of The Players Tribune. "It was unparalleled until I stopped it. "
Ohashi told about his sufferinge intensive pressure that lived as an elite athlete. It was highlighted by those who ate and compared with the "bird that couldn't fly". Her routine videos were often smiling at this time. He came to compete with a fracture on his back and two slots on his shoulders … to One day he decided to retire from the elite gymnastics and devote himself to university competitions.
Since joining UCLA, he has again found "joy and love for sport," he said. "I have not experienced such happiness for a long time. "
"It's not the result, it's not on the podium with a medal. It is an opportunity to leave a smile on my face and be content with mehe explained.
That's right, many comments on networks about his performance this Saturday referred to it. A how strange it is to see your level athlete who enjoys and smiles in his daily work.
"I don't think I've seen that someone is having fun during the race", wrote the person on Twitter."Your routines are not only complete, but your joy is totally sticky"added another one.
Overall, Ohashi allowed himself to be ridiculed by self-criticism: "Now I just have to learn to applaud the rhythm," he wrote with joy in his Twitter account.