Viewers left recoiling in horror at gymnast's final crotch-busing move
Most of us can attest to the fact that we wish we were a little more flexible. Whether our motivation is multitasking more efficiently in the kitchen, or, y'know, being able to try out new and interesting positions during sexy times. However, unless we are truly dedicated to fitness and keeping our muscles well-stretched, it's a feat that's simply not going to happen.
But one group of people who're notoriously flexible are gymnasts. The sport, after all, centers around exercises that require people to be strong, coordinated, and most importantly, flexible. And even among gymnasts, the level of flexibility varies, with some athletes proving their talent in ways that really have to be seen to be believed. Case in point, this jaw-dropping routine from 21-year-old UCLA senior Katelyn Ohashi that was captioned: "A 10 isn't enough for this floor routine."
To see the high-energy display of flexibility and endurance for yourself, check out the video below:
The footage was posted to Twitter by UCLA Gymnastics and it quickly went viral, with social media users praising the student for her flexibility, which simultaneously impressed and made them wince - especially during her final move.
Twitter user @CodyMcChicken_ wrote, "I would tear every ligament I didn't know I even had."
Whereas @AbbyismsUneditd joked, "My vagina hurt just watching that! LOL."
In response to this, @divisbhoy remarked, "So did mine, and I haven't even got one."
As the footage above demonstrates, Katelyn is a highly experienced gymnast and has been practicing the sport for 18 years - during which, she has won a number of national competitions and trained with the US National Women's team.
The 21-year-old han't just gone viral once, either. It also happened in February 2018 with a routine that featured the senior doing a Michael Jackson-inspired performance that racked up an impressive 561,000 views on YouTube.
But prior to achieving viral fame, Katelyn hit the headlines for a very different reason when she revealed the abuse her coaches subjected her to as an elite level gymnast in an essay for Behind the Madness.
She wrote that her love of the sport was drowned by an overwhelming sense of dread, explaining that "gymnastics requires sacrifice, dedication, discipline, getting back up every time you fall down, repetition, mental toughness, along with support, joy, and communication", but she wasn't given the "support, joy and communication" she needed.
In fact, Katelyn claims she was mentally and verbally abused, an experience which was "never acknowledged" and "ignored".
"Time for change has been long overdue. We are now crying out and demanding that our voices be heard once and for all and that all of our reports are taken seriously and not simply swept under the rug, because exactly as sexual abuse leave its undying marks, this type of verbal abuse does as well."
Thankfully, however, if the video above is anything to by, she has worked past this to achieve her potential in the sport. So much so that @crowez45 suggested: "I've said it before and I will again. Put this young lady on Dancing with the Stars! #Ohashi"
We'd like to take this opportunity to wish Katelyn all the best. Hopefully, her dedication to gymnastics in spite of the setbacks she has faced will inspire other people to pursue their dreams in the face of adversity.