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UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi & Valorie Kondos Field Talk To Jordyn Wieber About Changing Gymnastics From The Inside Out

By Jordyn Wieber
Aug. 27, 2019

You probably remember the video that went viral in January: a gymnast in a bedazzled navy leotard executing a floor routine more fun than any you’d ever seen at the Olympics. That’s because it was performed by Katelyn Ohashi, then a senior at UCLA, at a college gymnastics meet.

At the time, I was an assistant coach at UCLA, where I had earned my bachelor’s degree after retiring from elite competition following the 2012 Olympics. While I was a student, I worked with legendary UCLA head coach Valorie Kondos Field — affectionately known as Miss Val — as the team manager...

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