Watch This Gymnast Score the Most Joyous Perfect 10

We're not worthy, Katelyn Ohashi
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2019 9:25 AM CST
Updated Jan 19, 2019 11:50 AM CST

(Newser) – Looking to start your weekend off with a feeling of pure joy, awe, and maybe even a little envy? This now-viral video out of UCLA Athletics should do the trick. NBC Los Angeles reports on the routine that Bruins gymnast Katelyn Ohashi performed last weekend at the Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim, Calif., though words don't do what took place on the mat justice. The 2018 NCAA floor champion showed exactly why she earned that title with a jaw-dropping show that had her coaches, teammates, and the crowd wildly cheering as she flipped and contorted her body through the air, a smile never leaving her face.

The 20-something's athletic feat earned her a perfect 10 from the judges, and even that seemed a paltry recognition, per the Washington Post, which notes that the fun she seemed to be having was "a rare sight in an often stressful and grueling sport that demands perfection from its athletes." "A 10 isn't enough for this floor routine," the UCLA Gymnastics Twitter account enthusiastically posted. The video of her routine is making the rounds online, and it even caught the attention of California Sen. Kamala Harris, who raved: "This is just fantastic." (Read more viral videos stories.)

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