2019 Shortlist

Katelyn Ohashi

Winner

Best Social Highlight Star

How Does This Individual Represent “Excellence in Engagement”?

When all the talk surrounding gymnastics was dark, Katelyn Ohashi brought a new light to the sport in 2018. Her floor routine to a Michael Jackson medley received a perfect 10 score and deservingly went viral online, becoming one of the most talked about sports videos of the millennium and racking up over 200M combined views across two videos. But for Ohashi, that wasn’t enough. With Jackson’s legacy clouded in controversy after a recent documentary release, the nation’s number one ranked NCAA gymnast redid her routine to feature music from female icons. Ohashi’s final collegiate performance led her back to viral stardom this spring as she spread a message of empowerment and left an unrivaled mark on the sport (and the internet).

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