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

  • 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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Comments • 10 496

  • Freckella
    Freckella  4 hours back

    She's beautiful wtf

    • Orsolya Kazatsay
      Orsolya Kazatsay  9 hours back

      She's the perfect 10 girl. :)

      • C N
        C N  9 hours back

        honestly she got a little of fat which you can still turn into muscle, so her body is fine in the gymnastic world but comparing it to a regular person, her body is so much fucking better

        • Nicole Kinder
          Nicole Kinder  14 hours back

          OHHHHHHH Kate girl, you just got a new undying fan! You beautiful girl are a gem...rare, one of a kind, incomparable, with beauty that's blinding and desired by any/everyone lucky enuff to be graced by your spark! Oh and one more thing...I WOULD KILL TO HAVE A BODY STACKED WITH EVEN HALF AS FLAWLESS AS YOURS! GIRL YOUR body is STACKED BOUNCES FIRM AND ASS SHAKING IRRESISTIBLE TOP TO TOES. So DONT EVER let ANYONE GET IN UR HEAD and convince you of anything other than of the rare gem that you are! 🖤🌙🏳

          • Francis Santiago
            Francis Santiago  20 hours back

            That's muscle and little fat , we also need little fat

            • Joan Canonigo
              Joan Canonigo  2 days back

              She is not fat! Shes incredible! People humiliating fat people are the most ugliest creatures on earth!!

              • Alyssa Alvarez
                Alyssa Alvarez  2 days back

                God she’s so amazing, happy she found joy and her passion in the sport🙏🏽❤️

                • Shawn Kim
                  Shawn Kim  2 days back

                  Doesnt the title of this video apply to every profession and every single activity in the whole??

                  • Daniel Kim
                    Daniel Kim  2 days back

                    Some Americans are so used to seeing themselves in the mirror they can't tell whats fat or muscle

                    • RichardHead
                      RichardHead  2 days back

                      This is why people need to shut the fuck up. Stop pretending you know about shit when you don’t and stop trying to put people down to feel better about yourself.

                      • queers pretend to be talented


                        • BADREQUESTful
                          BADREQUESTful  3 days back

                          She has a beautiful ass

                          • Margs Tonio
                            Margs Tonio  3 days back

                            If their fans they wouldnt call her that "shes not good enough" "OH MY GOD SHES TOO FAT TO BE A GYMNAST" never insult people wedont need rascisim beacause thats a BIG SIN they really dont know what she is going through.those damn tricks oh my god me my self i cant split -_- but thats alright because i have ither good things to do i would not wanna have fractures or injuries..just remember to NOT judge other people because it can be hurtful and it is but remeber never stop doing the things that you love the most i think this vid inspired me so kuch i wish it did to to you..

                            • Kerri Drury
                              Kerri Drury  3 days back

                              you are SO talented and beautiful Katelyn AND SO INSPIRING!!! And ya, u r the best.

                              • Mikeynuts21
                                Mikeynuts21  3 days back

                                THICCC not fat.
                                PHAT not fat.

                                • Frances Almasco
                                  Frances Almasco  3 days back

                                  I want to be like u im ur biggest fan i rlly rlly wanna be like u katelyn we love u very much katelyn😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

                                  • PapiChuloIsHere
                                    PapiChuloIsHere  3 days back

                                    Yooooo she is pretty and fit. That’s awesome she still does what she loves but on the level she is having fun with it

                                    • Very Random Stuff
                                      Very Random Stuff  3 days back

                                      Makes me worried as a dad.. my daughter is doing all sorts of bends already 😨

                                      • Gabriella Rosa
                                        Gabriella Rosa  3 days back

                                        I think she was the hard competition for Simone Bile

                                        • GinHindew110
                                          GinHindew110  3 days back

                                          Mmmm... ok?
                                          The competition for the top is brutal in any field, if she cannot get there without breaking herself then quitting was the right move, but claiming she is morally right for abandoning the pursuit of the top is not, thats a personal choice and has nothing to do with the sport, frankly, is more like she accepted she is not top material and that it

                                          • HUMBLE 1
                                            HUMBLE 1  3 days back

                                            TEAM SIMON BILES!!!👍🏿

                                            • Truth Master
                                              Truth Master  4 days back

                                              There's a serious emotional problem in this country i think its the water bottles and food they putting stuff inside it and the media ofcourse.

                                              • Brooklyn Quinlan
                                                Brooklyn Quinlan  4 days back

                                                if she’s fat, oh damn, u better bet i look like a huge ass elephant

                                                • Bibb Kikk
                                                  Bibb Kikk  4 days back

                                                  The fact of the matter, is that when we are children, we have not yet blossomed and developed into how we were meant to be. Gymnist grow up, and genetics might get in the way when they reach a certain age....

                                                  • Boy Bhayan
                                                    Boy Bhayan  5 days back

                                                    I'm a men, i love her to be my GF with that body type. Meh, fuck skinny eat more and get shape bitch. Do u think u are skinny u good enough also good hearted? bitch talk infront of me i will rape and kill you.

                                                    • Scarlett Oakley
                                                      Scarlett Oakley  5 days back

                                                      She just has big thighs and there is nothing wrong with that it’s a body tipe

                                                      • Anna Hawk
                                                        Anna Hawk  5 days back

                                                        She looks so pretty!!! ❤️❤️

                                                        • Grace Madison
                                                          Grace Madison  5 days back

                                                          I'm 5"2 and there were only shorter girls in my tumbling class and they told me "Only shorter girls should do gymnastics and tumbling" and another girl responds with "yea if your shorter you'll be a better tumbler" then I quit gymnastics. Now in Janurary im going back to a new tumbling gym to prove them wrong and make me happy

                                                          • Rachell Flewelling
                                                            Rachell Flewelling  5 days back

                                                            Sad how these pro athletes get treated sometimes. Man ☹️

                                                            • theepic bocaj
                                                              theepic bocaj  5 days back

                                                              Fat? Where? I’m so confused. Who the fuck out here calling her fat she just has muscular thighs lmao

                                                              • Keisha Simmons
                                                                Keisha Simmons  5 days back

                                                                Don't worry my daughter looks up to you because not only does she share the Same name but she wants to be like you

                                                                • Noyasumi
                                                                  Noyasumi  5 days back

                                                                  Meanwhile ive spent five months trying to learn a backflip

                                                                  • Len Martin
                                                                    Len Martin  6 days back

                                                                    Body shaming? They’re not models, they are athletes and They have way more talent than any model.

                                                                    • Robert Beaudoin
                                                                      Robert Beaudoin  6 days back

                                                                      OMG SHE HAD TO MOVE BACK TO COLLEGE GYMNASTICS

                                                                      • ivantrapper
                                                                        ivantrapper  6 days back

                                                                        She is BEAUTIFUL..Dont change an inch or a lb.

                                                                        • Zoe Garraway
                                                                          Zoe Garraway  6 days back

                                                                          She is so strong and powerful and has such an amazing mindset to beat those who put her down. What a legend.

                                                                          • Alexandria m
                                                                            Alexandria m  6 days back

                                                                            If she’s fat well dang I’m obese! I’m kidding I’m average weight and do air acrobats and contortion but she can do something I bet half of the comment section would break their necks doing so stop

                                                                            • GM NewType
                                                                              GM NewType  6 days back

                                                                              Is she serious thickness is this generation body prefrence and she thinks shes fat ? .

                                                                              • Anna L.
                                                                                Anna L.  6 days back

                                                                                I’m sry but at 5:50 her legs omg she’s not fat she’s toned and strong but like oof

                                                                                • LikeBomBa
                                                                                  LikeBomBa  6 days back

                                                                                  3:00 thank god for those HD quality clips. Those legs are insane ;)

                                                                                  • M V R P H Y I . G A C H A


                                                                                    "Bitch where?!"

                                                                                    • Alys Kramer
                                                                                      Alys Kramer  6 days back

                                                                                      first of all she wasn't fat, and second who cares?? your body weight doesn't take away your worth. x

                                                                                      • DeAun Production
                                                                                        DeAun Production  6 days back

                                                                                        Your not big girl you thick with a big ole booty🤤🤤

                                                                                        • LukeNukem
                                                                                          LukeNukem  7 days back

                                                                                          What....this isn't a joke?

                                                                                          • Tara Kesonsung
                                                                                            Tara Kesonsung  7 days back

                                                                                            People say she's fat but look at those calves they're so muscular

                                                                                            • Wilma Hellentin
                                                                                              Wilma Hellentin  7 days back

                                                                                              Dont get the title

                                                                                              • anthony 11715
                                                                                                anthony 11715  1 weeks back

                                                                                                She kinda look like Riley Raid ngl

                                                                                                • God is a woman 1234 YEET

                                                                                                  Wait if thats big what am I?