Katelyn Michelle Ohashi (born April 12, 1997) is an American former artistic gymnast who competed for the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a six-time All-American and was a four-time member of USA Gymnastics‘ Junior National Team, the 2011 junior national champion and the winner of the 2013 American Cup. She trended globally on various social media networks in January 2019 for her perfect 10 score at the 2019 Collegiate Challenge, the fourth perfect 10 floor routine of her career. Ohashi incorporated current, popular dance elements into her floor routines.
Ohashi was born in Seattle, Washington to Richard and Diana Ohashi, the latter a former high-school gymnast. She has three older brothers, Ryan, Kyle and Kalen, and is of German and Japanese descent.
Ohashi started gymnastics at age 3. In 2006, Ohashi, her mother, and the youngest of her brothers, Kalen, moved to Kansas City, Missouri. Three years later they moved to Plano, Texas, both to support her gymnastics training.
She attended Spring Creek Academy before graduating from Plano Senior High School in 2015. She began attending the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall of 2015, where she majored in gender studies, graduating in 2019.
Ohashi had body-image problems and has been a recipient of body-shaming insults. She has received mental health counseling, which she reports as being “crucial in my growing as a person and my mental health.”