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 • 9 005

    HARVEY TALKS  23 minutes back

    imiss u kate! iluv u!

    • jose mourinho
      jose mourinho  4 hours back

      This girl isn't fat AT ALL, she is athletic and powerful. Do you see the dynamism in those legs and ass when she bounces? If she was a man she would be Jonah Lomu. TBH she doesn't look like she has a broken back or any health issues. Maybe I'm just a man but when I'm injured the one thing I don't have is flexibility and bounce

      • xxisa reixx
        xxisa reixx  5 hours back

        HOES MAD

        • Lexie Reed
          Lexie Reed  7 hours back

          I hate when skinny people that know they are skinny try to say they are fat that is making fun of fat people

          • Voracious Reader
            Voracious Reader  10 hours back

            Wow....awe inspiring! It was hard to hear her talk about when she was skinny, and when she got....big. I look at these powerful girls grow into powerful young women, and to watch their toughness, which they seem to take in stride, I’d never believe they’d have a bad self image, and go running into the arms of anorexia and bulimia. I’m really happy for Katelyn and wish her all the best!

            • Ravenosaurus
              Ravenosaurus  11 hours back

              best ? ricans blowing their own trumpets as usual

              • Havok 7905
                Havok 7905  11 hours back

                She’s not fat, she’s thicc! 😍

                • Miracle Isaac
                  Miracle Isaac  12 hours back

                  She ain't fat, she's thicc with that beautiful butt, girl do what makes yu happy and that's it.

                  • Julia P.
                    Julia P.  21 hours back

                    She’s not even close to being big, she’s so skinny through the whole video

                    • Anna Jo
                      Anna Jo  24 hours back

                      So happy for het

                      • Spookin Doodle
                        Spookin Doodle  1 days back

                        If you look like that why tf u care what anyone say

                        • KING QS12
                          KING QS12  1 days back

                          Imma be named childish after this but

                          DAT BOOTY DOE 🍑🍑🍑😍😍😍

                          • Sofi G
                            Sofi G  1 days back

                            You are beautiful and amazing in every single way!! 😊

                            • dracobluelol
                              dracobluelol  1 days back

                              Anyone else got their tents set up for the entire duration of the video?

                              • Joel Hullum
                                Joel Hullum  1 days back

                                She was broken??? Naw. I'm broken. Finna broke my meat up in her cakes got damn she *THICKA THAN A SNICKA*

                                • celeste ishimwe
                                  celeste ishimwe  1 days back

                                  If she’s fat I’m an elephant

                                  • Elizabeth Vilembwa
                                    Elizabeth Vilembwa  1 days back

                                    She's not fat

                                    And if she was gurrrrl she could even be a model

                                    • Rafael Colina
                                      Rafael Colina  1 days back

                                      Para nada...!!

                                      • Scotty Scotty
                                        Scotty Scotty  2 days back

                                        Katelyn Ohashi is a class act all the way!

                                        • Jimmy Atencio
                                          Jimmy Atencio  2 days back

                                          lol typical woman playing the victim

                                          • Alexandra Keomany
                                            Alexandra Keomany  2 days back

                                            UCLA is training their gymnasts amazingly! Katelyn isn’t fat. The coaches at the college teach their gymnasts so well. For example, Peng Peng Lee and Katelyn. They’re amazing gymnast. One day I kinda want to go to UCLA😅

                                            • Alejandra Limas
                                              Alejandra Limas  2 days back

                                              Pretty much, in a summary....fuck what people say. You do you. If she is fat I am a whale 😂😂😂

                                              • becca. poland.
                                                becca. poland.  2 days back

                                                @5:50 did they really have do her like that

                                                • Arona Noa
                                                  Arona Noa  2 days back

                                                  People are just jealous

                                                  • Khara Joseph
                                                    Khara Joseph  3 days back

                                                    Honestly I feel like her sometimes I. I notice that my legs are too big for were bigger than my older sister. We are 5 years apart and she is 15e

                                                    • Simi Hanniel
                                                      Simi Hanniel  3 days back

                                                      Never had an appreciation for that "fat" part until after following the sport for a while. Yes, flabby fat is a huge deal breaker in the sport, for sure. Yet, she's still as good as the best.
                                                      Me thinks she was just a victim of expectation run-amoc.

                                                      • Tom Green
                                                        Tom Green  3 days back

                                                        100% guaranteed the only people talking shit were fellow women. Women are so mean when it comes to body image and confidence.

                                                        • Emily Sheils
                                                          Emily Sheils  3 days back

                                                          This is terrible. My thighs have always brought down my self esteem and in such a competitive world like gymnastics, I have no idea how hard it must be.

                                                          • Lomani Seninawanawa
                                                            Lomani Seninawanawa  3 days back

                                                            Miss Val has got 1 of the biggest hearts in the world

                                                            • Dark Nation
                                                              Dark Nation  3 days back

                                                              Sweet Old Gods Cthulhu so many of you people commenting are garbage.

                                                              • Egyptian_Thoth
                                                                Egyptian_Thoth  3 days back

                                                                It’s so funny how everyone rallies around Whites, Latinas, and Asians when they are criticized but be all supportive of trolls harassing African American athletes like Serena Williams. This chick was never the best gymnast in the world, she just stopped working out and her gymnastics caught up to her cellulite

                                                                • Egyptian_Thoth
                                                                  Egyptian_Thoth  3 days back

                                                                  She was never better than Simone...sorry

                                                                  • Summer Love
                                                                    Summer Love  3 days back

                                                                    I think if u have waight on you then you can land better being to thin I think will hurt your bones when u fall or don't land right being thin isn't always best for the body !!!!

                                                                    • Laila Mertins
                                                                      Laila Mertins  3 days back

                                                                      If people compare her to a bird how can’t fly than let’s see what they got 😮

                                                                      • ed chapman
                                                                        ed chapman  3 days back

                                                                        I would love to get a look at these pigs calling this girl fat - they should wish they could be built like her. This really makes me laugh. So many obese people in America and she's fat? Ha Ha Ha!!!

                                                                        • L L
                                                                          L L  3 days back

                                                                          She’s a top athlete I can’t believe she was body shamed she’s pure muscle and strength. People are so clueless and don’t know skill or talent if it slapped them in the face

                                                                          • Lori-Ann Gagné
                                                                            Lori-Ann Gagné  3 days back

                                                                            She is so inspiring

                                                                            • Maggie moooz
                                                                              Maggie moooz  3 days back

                                                                              Lil TAY whooooo?

                                                                              • Nisyla P
                                                                                Nisyla P  3 days back

                                                                                She may have gotten a little chub on her legs since she hasn’t really been doing the big jump which has kept her legs flexing but her after that’s completely natural even skinny girls have that I would die for a body like hers

                                                                                • Z G
                                                                                  Z G  3 days back

                                                                                  Big? Where???

                                                                                  • Music & Film
                                                                                    Music & Film  4 days back

                                                                                    She was saying she was fat but shes so fricken skinny wth

                                                                                    • Andrea Carballo
                                                                                      Andrea Carballo  4 days back

                                                                                      Muy lindo mirar esas chicas espetacular son increibles las felisito me encanta bendiciones mil para todas ellas

                                                                                      • Air_YT
                                                                                        Air_YT  4 days back

                                                                                        I got to meet Katelyn at a gymnastics camp over the summer!!!! She’s really nice and she isn’t fat whatsoever

                                                                                        • Ramit Inyah
                                                                                          Ramit Inyah  4 days back

                                                                                          Her body is thick & sexy af. Trust me, NO men were complaining, the only ones giving her shit were fucking jealous bitches.

                                                                                          • uctcde
                                                                                            uctcde  4 days back

                                                                                            Great story, and your not a baby bird anymore you are a curvaceous hot Phoenix so fly woman fly!!!!

                                                                                            • Diane Willson
                                                                                              Diane Willson  4 days back

                                                                                              Grew up as a dancer, understand the fat criticism
                                                                                              You have to be anorexic or be fat shamed
                                                                                              Great talent and thanks for sharing your story

                                                                                              • Jason
                                                                                                Jason  4 days back

                                                                                                Her at ten doing back springs and Ariel’s me at ten trying to balance the light

                                                                                                • Jason
                                                                                                  Jason  4 days back

                                                                                                  She reminds me of lil tay idkw