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 • 10 543

  • Sil TV
    Sil TV  58 minutes back

    Her surname sounds more like japanese. Why not play for Japan instead of the US though.

    • Ian Archivido
      Ian Archivido  2 hours back

      You are great and many people loves you than those who don't. Keep fighting, many people believes in you, just always think that.

      • Alezezbauz
        Alezezbauz  2 hours back

        She’s just an over entitled little bitch, who cares

        • Heavy_ Mercy
          Heavy_ Mercy  6 hours back

          Are you fucking serious? If she’s fat then what the hell am I? An elephant?

          • Kyra Hinata
            Kyra Hinata  7 hours back

            Ur amazing you're talented u can do things that I can't I mean 😢 I love u, ur not fat ur totally fit

            • Monica Robertson
              Monica Robertson  8 hours back

              uhhhh do people even know the difference between fat and muscle? cause gurl she is so not fat

              • Arn does
                Arn does  12 hours back

                The mixed Asian is just thick it's the other part of her not the Asian.

                • Jayson Dacoylo
                  Jayson Dacoylo  16 hours back

                  Im proud of you from philippines here.😊

                  • Nelson Bonel Versailles Rieu

                    Everyone let’s all be clear, when was she ever the best gymnast in the world? Not even one of the best but the best? Also when you compete for a team that you or your parents don’t own, anything can be said about a player or a member. She definitely wasn’t the same to not say fat. We all know she’s athletic af, but when you compete for a gymnastics powerhouse like 21st century USA gymnastics team, you gotta deal with the so called #Standards, especially when he comes to weight management.

                    • zirahlicous '
                      zirahlicous '  19 hours back

                      She's so inspired me. I am a gimnast too and I just quit from it after I've been participated for bout 6 year. Coz there's too much pressure and I need to focus on my studies in meantime. To me, that is one of my best experiences in my life and I won't forget about it. <3

                      • Stephanie Hawley
                        Stephanie Hawley  20 hours back

                        It’s called muscles not fat

                        • m u l t i
                          m u l t i  22 hours back

                          The way those peeps said "much better"
                          That hurt me.
                          I did gymnastics too, but i gained weight so i didn't continue.
                          I can still do everything, but they said i was fat. I am happy that today.. I DO TAEKWONDO BITCH, IF YOU HATE HER, HATE ME INSTEAD

                          • gemz quiambao
                            gemz quiambao  23 hours back

                            I really like your body shape your so sexy among all the gymnast I watched.. and your floor routine makes me admire you so much.. 😍😍

                            • nut
                              nut  24 hours back

                              WHO THE FUCK CALLED HER FAT?
                              WE NEED TO TALK

                              • This Is my name
                                This Is my name  1 days back

                                If she’s “fat” then I’m the whole Milky Way but just fat and NO muscles

                                • Chubby Cheeks
                                  Chubby Cheeks  1 days back

                                  So proud of you Beautiful Katelyn. You have not proven your worth to everyone but You have proven yourself already. and that is what's Important. Do everything for the Glory of God not just to please the people that surrounds us. I am so proud of you. I am one frustrated Gymnast here. :( but, I have moved on :) If this is what God want for me then Let his will be done. God bless you.

                                  • Julia Sa12
                                    Julia Sa12  1 days back

                                    Wait.... SHE was called fat? I must be a whale. This makes me so god damn sad now.

                                    • Nurfa Idris
                                      Nurfa Idris  1 days back

                                      if you’re famous and rich but you’re not happy, just quit it, you deserve to be happy doing what you’ve love. Just be yourself, don’t consider others thoughts, they just know how to critic your hardworking like they the one who pay your life expenses.

                                      • diana kanade
                                        diana kanade  1 days back

                                        Cheer up!!😉❤

                                        • N Pastierik
                                          N Pastierik  1 days back

                                          For such an amazing gymnast and for an amazing personality you think no one would be rude. I wouldn’t matter if you would be mean to a gymnast or anyone it’s just rude

                                          • Midnight’s Sun
                                            Midnight’s Sun  1 days back

                                            Imagine calling her fat?? Like wth if she’s fat I’m the most obese person in the universe

                                            • Shann D
                                              Shann D  2 days back

                                              ... And now she’s a viral sensation.

                                              • KatsuDeku Makes me crai

                                                wow 3k dislikes. I guess these are the people who fucking failed humanity. Good luck to them. God pray to that young girl , she was always beautiful. No one is ugly in the world , everyone is beautiful and unique in their own way. except those kind of people who spread hate.

                                                • Jay Ann Mecabalo7
                                                  Jay Ann Mecabalo7  2 days back

                                                  shout to all..unahan nyo ako sa sabz balik ako agad pramiz.

                                                  • Amazingly Awesome
                                                    Amazingly Awesome  2 days back


                                                    • Raymond Domingo
                                                      Raymond Domingo  2 days back

                                                      She was 88lbs for Christmas sake!

                                                      • Ross Lewis
                                                        Ross Lewis  2 days back

                                                        Keep it 💯and trust in God 🙏🏾☝🏾

                                                        • Joshua Sangyaan
                                                          Joshua Sangyaan  2 days back

                                                          Nadia Comaneci is the best 😍😘

                                                          • Midori Hana
                                                            Midori Hana  2 days back

                                                            I can imagine 1 swing of her hand can make me collapse..your body is awesome girl!

                                                            • Ezio Targaryen
                                                              Ezio Targaryen  2 days back

                                                              What are u saying u are extremely gorgeous

                                                              • Clare-Ann Neels
                                                                Clare-Ann Neels  2 days back

                                                                girl you do you now you showed me o never give up with what i am now

                                                                • alasmychicken
                                                                  alasmychicken  3 days back

                                                                  It's muscle. Y'all rlly think gymnasts with thin legs can pull that off?

                                                                  • Éloïse Chartrand
                                                                    Éloïse Chartrand  3 days back

                                                                    Its normal to gain weight when your a teenager, btw shes just toned 🤷

                                                                    • Kerri Drury
                                                                      Kerri Drury  3 days back

                                                                      Kinda breaks my heart because this girl could have really done magnificently on an Olympic team. But more than that I am so impressed she found her niche and some true fulfillment !!!

                                                                      • jazz james
                                                                        jazz james  3 days back

                                                                        those are muscles💪💪💪

                                                                        • Brenda Bianca
                                                                          Brenda Bianca  3 days back

                                                                          And.... she scored a perfect 10!

                                                                          • SUGAR
                                                                            SUGAR  3 days back

                                                                            WTF THOSE FATS ARE NEEDED FOR THE GYMNAST TO BALANCE THEIR WEIGHT WTF

                                                                            • Saleste Alonzo
                                                                              Saleste Alonzo  3 days back

                                                                              I wanna be her !!😭😭😭😭

                                                                              • 사나 Sana ❤️
                                                                                사나 Sana ❤️  3 days back

                                                                                When did US decide to change the definition of "Fat" i don't get it -_-

                                                                                • Freckella
                                                                                  Freckella  4 days back

                                                                                  She's beautiful wtf

                                                                                  • Orsolya Kazatsay
                                                                                    Orsolya Kazatsay  4 days back

                                                                                    She's the perfect 10 girl. :)

                                                                                    • C N
                                                                                      C N  4 days 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  4 days 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  4 days back

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

                                                                                          • Joan Canonigo
                                                                                            Joan Canonigo  5 days back

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

                                                                                            • Alyssa Alvarez
                                                                                              Alyssa Alvarez  5 days back

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

                                                                                              • Shawn Kim
                                                                                                Shawn Kim  5 days back

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

                                                                                                • Daniel Kim
                                                                                                  Daniel Kim  5 days back

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