An accomplished gymnast, Katelyn Ohashi literally broke the internet when she scored a Perfect 10 doing floor exercise during the 2019 Collegiate Challenge. She looked effortless; her smile infectious, her curly hair springing up and down as she performed splits and bounces to a Michael Jackson/ Earth, Wind and Fire medley.
She has always been a skilled athlete, having received a total of eleven perfect 10 scores in her career. The viral 2019 performance was only one of her 9 perfect scores on floor exercise, and she had received two perfect scores on the beam.
|Full Name||Katelyn Michelle Ohashi|
|Stage Name||Katelyn Ohashi|
|Ethnicity||Mixed (Asian- American)|
|Date of Birth||12 April 1997|
|Place of Birth||Seattle, Washington|
|Siblings||Ryan, Kyle, Kalen|
|Lives in*||Bellevue, Washington|
|Profession||Artistic Gymnast, Budding Poet, Blogger|
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles (Gender Studies)|
|Relationship status||Single and not seeing anyone|
|Eye color||Light Brown|
|Hobbies||Writing poems, inspiring victims of body-shaming|
|Net worth||$ 100,000
From TV and print appearances, speaking engagements, etc.
|Perfect 10 routines||Balance Beam (2x)- 2017
Floor Exercise (9x)- 2018 (3x)
– 2019 (6x)
|Inspiration||Coach Valerie Kondos Field|
|Major accomplishments and awards||2011 Junior National champion
2013 American Cup winner
4-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week
Pac 12 Specialist of the Year (2018-2019)
Floor Co-Champion, NCAA and Pac-12 (2018 & 2019)
Floor and Beam Co-Champion, Pac-12 (2019)
1st place on 7 routines (2019 Collegiate Challenge for gymnastics)
|Social media channels||http://katelyn-ohashi.com/|
|Trivia||She began training at age three.|
What is Katelyn Ohashi’s Net Worth?
After her viral performance, Katelyn became a fixture of athleticism in several TV and print interviews. Her notable TV appearances include Good Morning America, NBA on ESPN, and on ESPN’s body issue. She earned approximately $100,000 in these stints.
Katelyn Ohashi Early Life
Katelyn was born in Seattle, Washington, and is the youngest among four siblings. All of her elder siblings are male. Her parents are Richard and Diana, who is a high school gymnast herself. Katelyn began learning the sport at age three.
At age nine, her family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and at age 12, she appeared in her first major competition at the 2009 Junior Olympic National Championships. Later that year, her family moved to Plano, Texas where she continued to compete until high school.
Ohashi describes herself as an “eight-time All-American and a four-time member of USA Gymnastics Junior National Team”. She was likewise the 2011 junior national champion and 2013 American Cup winner, upsetting Simone Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist.
Katelyn Ohashi Gymnastics Top Awards
Her strength in floor exercise was apparent early in her career. When she competed in the 2009 Junior Olympic National Championships, she placed first on floor exercise.
At the 2010 Bumbo Cup, Ohashi bagged the junior-division gold medals in the all-around, floor and vault, along with silver medals on bars and beam.
Ohashi was instrumental in the U.S. win at the 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy, where she won an individual gold medal on floor exercise. The same year, she won the all-around title at the National Championships, beating defending champion Kyla Ross.
Katelyn Ohashi Collegiate Career
According to Katelyn, it was only until becoming a Bruin that she genuinely took pleasure in the sport, being able to release the pressures and injustices she experienced from years of competing. She acknowledged UCLA Coach Valerie Kondos Field for her newfound motivation.
After having injured in the opening season of her Collegiate career with the UCLA Bruins, she improved the next season and clinched the first place in the balance beam and got two perfect 10 scores. In 2018, she took the top spot in three floor exercise routines, again scoring perfect marks.
For those who follow the sport, Ohashi’s 2019 viral performance is no longer a surprise.
Katelyn Ohashi Injuries
In April 2013, she had shoulder surgery, which prevented her from competing for the rest of the year. When she was interviewed a year later at the 2014 WOGA Classic, Ohashi expressed doubts about competing at the international elite level after her injury. She suffered from two torn shoulders and a spine injury that required surgery later, and could only compete again in 2015.
In one of her competitions as a fresh member of the UCLA Bruins gymnastics team 2015-2016, she met an accident, sustaining a sternal fracture and had to recover for one month.
Katelyn Ohashi’s Health Issues
Apart from an eating disorder, Katelyn overcame a skin condition called granuloma annulare, characterized by raised, reddish or skin-colored lesions in a ring-like pattern. While it mostly forms on a person’s hands and feet, hers was predominantly on the stomach.
“I used to feel ashamed. I didn’t like posting pictures in my swimsuit or showing my stomach. But now I feel like it’s important to show it because so many people try to hide it,” Ohashi stated. She also felt glad to have inspired a person with the same condition to show off her affected skin.
Katelyn Ohashi on Body-Shaming
Ohashi is a budding poet, and is strongly against body shaming, volunteering for Project Heal, a non-profit supporting eating disorder recovery. She also actively takes part in speaking engagements about body-shaming and self- empowerment issues.
As a teen, she received mental health counseling following eating disorders brought forth by body-shaming. She said the help she received was “crucial in my growing as a person and my mental health.”
Katelyn Ohashi Advocacies
Ohashi, who earned her degree in Gender Studies at UCLA, also helped improve homeless shelters as a student. She spearheaded a fundraiser for Bruin Shelter, meant to accommodate homeless UCLA students.
In 2017, she created a blog with her co-UCLA gymnast and best friend Maria Caire, Behind the Madness, which they say, is a collection of writings that aim to answer questions about life. Apart from body-shaming, issues about sexual abuse are also discussed.
“We created this platform because we want to establish a dialogue with others about how madness plays out in all aspects of life,” Katelyn and Maria explains.
Hoping to prevent further harm to budding athletes, Ohashi also spoke about the mental abuse she experienced as a young gymnast.
Katelyn Ohashi Exercise Routine
What is Katelyn Ohashi Doing Now?
She planned to intern at the “The Player’s Tribune” and work with victims of domestic violence post-graduation, according to a previous interview. The COVID-19 pandemic presumably interrupted these plans.