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 • 8 761

  • Sandra Savage
    Sandra Savage  41 minutes back

    Bullies!!! Fuckin cowards!!

    • Anthony Barker
      Anthony Barker  49 minutes back

      She is totally awesome

      • blacc beard
        blacc beard  59 minutes back

        her ass and thighs are damn near perfection, lawd

        • e schwarz
          e schwarz  1 hours back

          ? wtf she's all muscle. "Right body type" look at Simone Biles at GOAT status. So sad she had to suffer like this with such talent.; but she seems mentally strong and wise.

          • Manuel Santos
            Manuel Santos  2 hours back


            • Lena Dong
              Lena Dong  3 hours back

              She’s not fat, she’s muscular

              • Hello Breonia
                Hello Breonia  4 hours back

                She’s not even thick. Her thighs are small. America is so fucked up lol

                • Ab Salaam
                  Ab Salaam  5 hours back

                  I learned long ago. Most critics & haters. Are the lowest losers, sit back watchers & never tryers*, under achievers. That ever existed.

                  • Li Kaye
                    Li Kaye  5 hours back

                    She became a woman, women have hips and breasts. I thought she looked good but I remember the shame I felt when I started to become a woman. We need to learn how to celebrate womanhood instead of being shamed.

                    • Verbal Assassin
                      Verbal Assassin  5 hours back

                      *Her cheeks are the cutest*

                      • Diana Victorica
                        Diana Victorica  5 hours back

                        Wow that’s sad ! Imagine looking fit & still getting called fat 😭

                        • Savannah Grace
                          Savannah Grace  6 hours back

                          Really girl you have it all and I will always look up to be because you never and never will give up and you should promise me that xx💘

                          • Eduardo M
                            Eduardo M  6 hours back

                            Nice nice buuuttieeee!!! Now I get why that dude was hitting the usa gymnastics team. 😂😂😂😂😂

                            • yeee yeee
                              yeee yeee  7 hours back

                              I would have loved to see her in the Olympics and compete with or against simone I think she might of been great competition for her with her amazing technic and her just sheer power, but I'm so glad she is happy with where she is now and how successful she js

                              • Kev E on
                                Kev E on  7 hours back

                                Wtf, She didn’t receive half the backlash Black Gymnasts received.
                                But I hear her tho

                                • forbidden pollo
                                  forbidden pollo  7 hours back

                                  Pause at 5:50 - 5:51

                                  • Kayla
                                    Kayla  15 hours back

                                    bruh she’s not fat like her thighs are muscle because of how much they train their legs in gymnastics

                                    • Sauce Kids
                                      Sauce Kids  16 hours back

                                      She is still famous to me why would they talk all this stuff about her when they aren’t even perfect. No ones perfect but that doesn’t mean people should make people feel that they should be

                                      • Angela Luciano
                                        Angela Luciano  17 hours back

                                        Whatever they’re doing at UCLA is incredible their gymnasts look incredibly healthy and happy and they are all killing the competitions!

                                        • Saniyah Colon
                                          Saniyah Colon  19 hours back

                                          There is a movie about her its called "full out"

                                          • Yami Asmat
                                            Yami Asmat  20 hours back

                                            she's beautiful she is the number 1 in my book

                                            • Sam and Colby Edits and More

                                              People don’t understand some people have muscular thighs most gymnasts have big thighs and it’s all muscles

                                              • Aubri Brooke
                                                Aubri Brooke  22 hours back

                                                Girl you know how many girls would kill for ya body! Your NOT fat your thicck hun!!!

                                                • NiKi Marie
                                                  NiKi Marie  22 hours back

                                                  It’s a difference between a stick and a coke bottle

                                                  • Greg Madsen
                                                    Greg Madsen  23 hours back

                                                    She's awesome

                                                    • Missy Elle
                                                      Missy Elle  1 days back

                                                      If she’s considered fat, then I’d be super morbidly obese.... what a cruel way of treating others. Love and light to all who need it. 💜💫

                                                      • chaotic moon
                                                        chaotic moon  1 days back

                                                        I was a competitive gymnast for 5 years, and I would struggle wearing a leotard sometimes because I thought my thighs were too thick. I still struggle with my body to this day even though I don’t do gymnastics anymore. I thought I was too big when I weighed 120 pounds as someone that is 5’6” seeing some of the other girls in your sport that are tiny and skinny can take a toll. I participate in tennis and track now, and I’m starting to see that I am strong and beautiful

                                                        • Kang Falcon
                                                          Kang Falcon  1 days back

                                                          Women are so jealous LMAO. No guy would call her fat lolol

                                                          • jason Lang
                                                            jason Lang  1 days back

                                                            She acts like it’s all over like girl no it ain’t

                                                            • Vince Morrison
                                                              Vince Morrison  1 days back

                                                              Until she never was...lol

                                                              • Angeldusk
                                                                Angeldusk  1 days back

                                                                So if Katelyn ohashi never stopped then Simone biles wouldn’t be top woman gymnast

                                                                • Jas K
                                                                  Jas K  13 hours back

                                                                  Angeldusk I was wondering the same.....

                                                              • Miss Mia
                                                                Miss Mia  1 days back

                                                                how the hell is it a fan if they hate on you?

                                                                • Aser Rodriguez
                                                                  Aser Rodriguez  2 days back

                                                                  Honestly your not big YOUR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN I HAVE EVER STEEN IN MY LIFE! I would love to take you out to dinner and just get to know everything about you 🌹n just see where it would go

                                                                  • Aser Rodriguez
                                                                    Aser Rodriguez  2 days back

                                                                    0:41-0:43 look at that beautiful little ball of power go! It's incredible! She's so tiny

                                                                    • Lucy
                                                                      Lucy  2 days back

                                                                      not only is she not fat, having a little more weight than before doesn’t seem to have hurt her abilities. i mean if she can perform through a broken back and two injured shoulders i’m pretty sure she can handle being a healthy weight

                                                                      • Steven Dunn
                                                                        Steven Dunn  2 days back

                                                                        Pleeease tell me she's giving brothas a chance 🙏

                                                                        • Mary Lane Marrero
                                                                          Mary Lane Marrero  2 days back

                                                                          She sounds like a TODDLER, throwing a fit!....Hating the whole world and the sports of gymnastics because she was "unhappy" with herself! Give me a freaking break!!🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Sports come with DISCIPLINE and SACRIFICES! If you are not ready for the challenge, don't even bother!!
                                                                          "Ms. poor me!," just needs to GROW UP!!

                                                                          • RAnDOm CHANNEL
                                                                            RAnDOm CHANNEL  2 days back

                                                                            She’s not fat sure she may have big thighs but she got that booty and in general she’s actually really skinny like she doesn’t have to be skinny I din tundertsand the world your either too skinny or too fat like what the fuck what are u perfect and we’re not

                                                                            • Janice Wolfe
                                                                              Janice Wolfe  2 days back

                                                                              You are AMAZING, you did what was best for you and that’s way more valuable than any medal or title. Good for you 👍👏🏻👍💕

                                                                              • Katya Ramirez
                                                                                Katya Ramirez  2 days back

                                                                                Fat? From where? She’s THICCCCC and people just mad about it 😴

                                                                                • Black Moses Beats
                                                                                  Black Moses Beats  2 days back

                                                                                  Fat? She's barely touching the thick category. Americans just so used to these plastic surgery having chicks that the standard for normal women has become unrealistic.

                                                                                  • Frank Martinez
                                                                                    Frank Martinez  2 days back

                                                                                    I see a movie coming soon on this story

                                                                                    • Crowns Gaming
                                                                                      Crowns Gaming  2 days back

                                                                                      She’s not fat most definitely not she got curves 👀

                                                                                      • Jessica Ramirez
                                                                                        Jessica Ramirez  2 days back

                                                                                        How the fuck is she fat!? The camera is in slow motion ffs, of course you’re going to see every muscle or whatever bit if fat she has jiggle. That doesn’t mean she’s fat. She’s still an elite athlete competing at a level that the majority of girls never even reach! Fuckin stupid lol

                                                                                        • NietzscheanMeatPop
                                                                                          NietzscheanMeatPop  2 days back

                                                                                          I'd much rather have Ohashi than stomach bile.

                                                                                          • emur elmo
                                                                                            emur elmo  2 days back

                                                                                            How do you ever call her big she is beautiful they worked her til she had no more they threw her away that's not fair she scrapped whatever off her plate to those people and just so they can treat her like that but she returned and better than ever

                                                                                            • Stella Trella
                                                                                              Stella Trella  2 days back

                                                                                              She isn’t fat that’s all muscle

                                                                                              • Katelynn Elizabeth
                                                                                                Katelynn Elizabeth  2 days back

                                                                                                She isn’t fat...people that are fat are probably just telling her she is to make them feel better.