LOS ANGELES — The typical world of gymnastics is one of elegance, poise, and grace. On Saturday, UCLA’s Sophina DeJesus rocked that world with a hip hop-inspired floor routine in a meet with the University of Utah, and now the online community is giving her 10s all around.
The home crowd erupted as they watched her Whip, watched her Nae Nae, and saw her finish it off with a dab.
DeJesus wasn’t just on her A-game with her dance moves. She was all but flawless in her tumbling, hitting every twist and flip, and sticking the landings with ease.
The crowd and her teammates were definitely feeling it too, as they are seen cheering and dancing right along with her on the sidelines.
The video has been viewed more than 19 million times on Facebook, has been covered by ESPN, and is showing up all over the internet.
DeJesus stole the show and helped UCLA clinch the victory. Her routine’s 9.925 score was almost perfect, because they apparently don’t award points for swagger.