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.
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.
At a young age, Katelyn trained with Al Fong at Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) in Blue Springs, Missouri. 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. Ohashi qualified for the National Championships, winning the silver medal on floor exercise, and was also named to the junior national team.
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. Another junior career highlight was winning the 2013 American Cup, defeating another powerhouse and Olympic medalist Simone Biles.
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 bathing suit 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. Ulcerative colitis is another health problem this decorated gymnast suffers from, which she said was likely due to stress from several years of competing.
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.