Katelyn Ohashi Was the Best Gymnast in the World, Until She Wasn’t | The Players' Tribune

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  • Published: 08 August 2018
  • UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi talks about why she decided to quit the elite gymnastics circuit in order to go to college. The 2018 NCAA gymnastics champ shares her struggles with injuries, self image issues, and happiness while competing full-time. Ohashi talks about the influence her coach, UCLA's Miss Val, has had on her rediscovering her love for the sport.

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  • Mr. Wavy
    Mr. Wavy  2 hours back

    Through the pain she found herself and her happiness.. that is triumph. Touching story.

    • Lisa Isa
      Lisa Isa  2 hours back

      She seems like a really grown up beautiful person, the kind you want to surround yourself with

      • B. Mcleod
        B. Mcleod  2 hours back

        The gymnastics culture is toxic and dark. I would discourage my daughter from doing that sport.

        • Svea Benett
          Svea Benett  3 hours back

          She is a beauty, through and through. She is one of the best in the world. No matter what anyone says, not a single person can steal her personality or her talent. Katelyn is outstanding and professional. And because she is, people are trying to judge her, because they aren‘t anything like her. Love you Katelyn ❤️

          • Marcco Bright
            Marcco Bright  3 hours back

            The coaches are so fucking creepy.

            • Helen F.
              Helen F.  4 hours back

              She wasn’t fat though. She was normal

              • Andrew La
                Andrew La  5 hours back

                She already had wide shoulders from a very little girl 😨

                • jaluko's bizzare adventure

                  Wait what? Body shaming? What? She is a ducking babe...... yep she's and awesome doby ... i wish i could date some one like her 🤷‍♂️

                  • Mister Metokur Archives NOT JIM

                    God dam she thiccccc

                    • Zach Martinez
                      Zach Martinez  13 hours back

                      Idk how she let that stuff get to her. Id bet she had guys asking her out all the time

                      • pworldthug 69
                        pworldthug 69  13 hours back

                        Shut yo ass up bitch ass nigga

                        • C Basco
                          C Basco  16 hours back

                          Seems like an amazing young lady

                          • juan rosa
                            juan rosa  16 hours back

                            Just because someone calls you fat, doesn’t mean you are fat SMH. Only ourselves can give power to others words. Just be you and don’t worry about others

                            • GabbySaysHi L
                              GabbySaysHi L  17 hours back

                              She is beautiful and now looking incredibly healthy. I'm glad she can still smile after experiencing being called fat or feeling like she needed to be skinny to win.

                              • Claudia Butler
                                Claudia Butler  17 hours back

                                SHE IS NOT FAT. if she’s fat than I’m the size of Jupiter. And I’m not. She’s just thicky thick, and they’re jealous

                                • Markusi
                                  Markusi  17 hours back

                                  I only clicked on this vid cause I saw that she was a hapa(gotta back up another halvsie), but wtf....she is perfect the way she is. Is the culture behind the closed doors of gymnastics just super shitty ?

                                  • Andy Hobbs
                                    Andy Hobbs  18 hours back

                                    Katelyn is an amazing athlete and it's great to see people enjoy and be passionate about anything,whatever their interest.but unfortunately these assholes manage to find their way into every area of life bringing their jealousy and envy with them.

                                    • Sawtoothhorse
                                      Sawtoothhorse  19 hours back

                                      Guys, yes I agree that it's bad for her mental health to feel like everyone is calling her fat but come on you can't pretend that having that extra weight doesn't impact her ability at a high skill level

                                      • Alura Cosey
                                        Alura Cosey  19 hours back

                                        Ok but she’s not fat she’s thicc.

                                        • sauerberry47
                                          sauerberry47  19 hours back

                                          She’s so pretty. Also, her hair with the ombré is FABULOUS.

                                          • Jack M
                                            Jack M  21 hours back

                                            Looks at title: well no shit

                                            • ForUm •
                                              ForUm •  22 hours back

                                              Fat? The only thing that’s large is her legs and that’s all MUSCLE

                                              • Izzy Grooves
                                                Izzy Grooves  1 days back

                                                She's obviously not fat, but even if she was how does it change her skill?? I don't get it

                                                • Michael Nyaga
                                                  Michael Nyaga  1 days back

                                                  Simone bile is the best of best.👍

                                                  • Just a random fangirl
                                                    Just a random fangirl  1 days back

                                                    The first time I saw I her I was ready for her to suffocate me with those thighs so I could die a happy death and there are people out there calling her fat??? Wtf

                                                    • Bethany Smith
                                                      Bethany Smith  1 days back

                                                      I lost my maths degree to multiple injuries so this really resonated. Inspirational🤗🧡all is not lost

                                                      • Maisie Summers
                                                        Maisie Summers  1 days back

                                                        Is If kaetlyn never quit she would be in Simone biles place

                                                        • team fishbowl
                                                          team fishbowl  2 days back

                                                          she was never the best and the only reason she blew up is because her ass is on point. lets not fucking lie to ourselves.

                                                          • Carnivorus
                                                            Carnivorus  2 days back

                                                            You were unbeatable until you weren't eh?Did you get writing lessons from Destiny 2?

                                                            • Destinee Lucas
                                                              Destinee Lucas  2 days back

                                                              Isn't this the true story of full out on Netflix

                                                              • Viviana Corsini
                                                                Viviana Corsini  1 days back

                                                                this isn't the girl from full out, this is Katelyn Ohashi

                                                            • Rover And Rheanna
                                                              Rover And Rheanna  2 days back

                                                              Well maybe their fat and just jealous of her so they call her fat

                                                              • Hannah Landis
                                                                Hannah Landis  2 days back

                                                                people in gymnastics believe that you can't be good if your not a complete stick and if your not then you will be judged and you will be worked and criticized more, yes its a sad thing and people in gymnastics are starting to understand that you don't have to have this perfect body to have strength and to be good at this sport. My old coaches were judgment like that and I would be bullied by the girls and coaches until I quit.

                                                                • Sample Digger
                                                                  Sample Digger  2 days back

                                                                  Imagine how insecure you have to be to call someone, let alone a gymnast, fat.

                                                                  • Jacob Wright
                                                                    Jacob Wright  2 days back

                                                                    The person who made this title was sober... until she wasn’t.

                                                                    • PSYCHO DAD
                                                                      PSYCHO DAD  2 days back

                                                                      she matured, that,s a good thing to me. i've always loved the strong fit legs of a gymnast. absolutely gorgeous.

                                                                      • Madoka Suigito
                                                                        Madoka Suigito  2 days back

                                                                        Can someone write a story about her?

                                                                        • Negative Gains
                                                                          Negative Gains  2 days back

                                                                          dude thats thicc af

                                                                          • Irma R.
                                                                            Irma R.  2 days back

                                                                            omg i have watched her video with the perfect 10 floor routine so many times, took me until the end of the video to realize it was her lol! she is so good!!

                                                                            • pluvia13
                                                                              pluvia13  2 days back

                                                                              she became an adult :) very good for her to grow <3

                                                                              • David Sherbert
                                                                                David Sherbert  2 days back

                                                                                i WAS THE WORLD'S BEST VIOLINIST, until one day, I looked back on the drive my parents and teachers had FOR me, the many long hours of missing out on kid stuff because of practice, practice, practice.....and that I had absolutely no dream of being the best anymore or where I might be going with it......I made the decision to enlist in the military instead and made that a career...best decision I EVER MADE for myself.....

                                                                                • Edwin Hernandez
                                                                                  Edwin Hernandez  2 days back

                                                                                  I know I'm just one voice in the big sea but I'll say it anyways. I think she is absolutely beautiful from head to toe. There's no way she's fat and if you think that you're absolutely nuts.

                                                                                  • mortender
                                                                                    mortender  2 days back

                                                                                    I am my scars!

                                                                                    • Gal Stone
                                                                                      Gal Stone  2 days back

                                                                                      People died when they are killed

                                                                                      • Tropics Hockey
                                                                                        Tropics Hockey  2 days back

                                                                                        I don't understand the point to this video? I get it sucks to hear bad criticism or get told u gotta work harder but this isnt the county fair its trying out for the Olympics. Ya you gotta eat clean you gotta work out hard, if you mess up ppl will say somthing what is the misunderstanding? If you dont wanna be the best then just do it alone in the gym and dont compete? Like me trying to be a Boxer and getting mad if my coach tells me to do extra sit ups or to cut weight for the fight.. if you dont wanna be pushed and hear no criticism then completion isnt for you, if it was supposed to be easy everyone would do it

                                                                                        • Brooklyn Smithers
                                                                                          Brooklyn Smithers  2 days back

                                                                                          You can literally see the definition in her stomach through her gymnast clothes. Anyone commenting about her legs is ridiculous. She has natural curves as a woman and has very strong, muscular legs and all of her past teammates and those “fans” who bashed on her would probably suck 50 cocks and eat literal shit for the perfect 10 score she earned all on her own.

                                                                                          • raz1980
                                                                                            raz1980  2 days back

                                                                                            I would love to be that fat and throw myself around the floor like she does

                                                                                            • Esther Whores
                                                                                              Esther Whores  2 days back

                                                                                              The only reason they gave her the 10 is because she was pushing black bulshit with her routine.

                                                                                              • drakey
                                                                                                drakey  2 days back

                                                                                                Is she trolling ? bruh how can anyone consider even slightly overweight !