What happened: Ohashi, a freshman at UCLA, scored a perfect 10 at Under Armour’s 2019 Collegiate Challenge last weekend with a routine that had teammates and spectators on their feet dancing along.
- In the routine, which is set to a mashup of ’70s and ’80s hits, Ohashi busts some moves, performs three backflips and ends by landing a split and bouncing back up from the mat with her heels.
- Ohashi debuted the routine during UCLA’s first meet of the year on Jan. 4. “I’ve never seen her perform like that,” UCLA coach Valorie Kondos Field told the L.A. Times. “I’ve never seen her facial, her performance quality, be that professional as I saw tonight.”
Social media buzz: Ohashi’s routine has been viewed over 4 million times since the video was posted online Saturday. Aside from being technically flawless, Ohashi competes with an ease and energy on the mat that has delighted social media users.
Some history: Last season, Ohashi won the national individual title and went viral for a floor routine set to Michael Jackson hits.
- According to the L.A. Times, Ohashi performed the 2018 routine a day after surviving a car accident.
- Ohashi is the reigning NCAA co-champion in floor exercises and UCLA is the 2018 NCAA team champion, According to UCLA.
- Saturday's routine was Ohashi's sixth time receiving perfect marks.
UCLA won first place at the Collegiate Challenge with a total score of 197.7.