It's Been Over a Year, but Katelyn Ohashi Still Has Her Drop Splits
Many of us were first introduced to former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi when her Michael Jackson floor routine went viral in 2018. Then, her routines in 2019 also went viral, and she received six perfect 10s that season alone. Aside from her high-flying tumbling and impressive dance moves, Ohashi was known for her drop splits. It's one thing to do splits on the floor, but to drop into them from a few feet in the air is downright impossible for most people.
Ohashi, who graduated last year, still has those drop splits down pat (and flat!). She posted a video on social media, seen above, of her flipping down a strip of floor this week — a dizzying pass consisting of a roundoff, layout with one-and-a-half twists, layout full, layout half, and layout full again. She ended with a huge smile on her face in an iconic drop split to remind us who she is: a gymnastics queen.
Ahead, take a trip down memory lane and watch her do those drop splits in her UCLA routines compared to her most recent display of strength and flexibility. Do not try this at home — unless you're Ohashi, of course.