Remember back in January when former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi delivered her jaw-dropping floor routine that earned her a perfect If not, watch it here ASAP. In the interview that accompanies her totally badass photo shoot, Ohashi, 22, revealed that she has a skin condition called granuloma annulare. The condition "covers my entire body," she said, referring to the bumps on her body in the photos. Ohashi said the condition doesn't affect her, but that people will ask her about it. She added that she used to feel "ashamed" of the marks, and that she "didn't like posting pictures in my swimsuit or showing my stomach. But now, Ohashi feels a sort of duty to share her condition. And in doing so, she's also helped others do the same.
Katelyn Ohashi discusses the physical and mental challenges she has faced in gymnastics and the floor routine that made her a viral sensation. To see interviews, pictures, videos and more, visit our full gallery. I started gymnastics when I was 3 years old. My mom used to say I did cartwheels in her stomach. I would never get out of the gym, and when I was at home I'd set up mini-tramps behind the couch and flip over them. It was so much fun. I became an elite gymnast when I was 12 years old, and everything became less about me and what I wanted and more for everyone around me. The Olympics was the ultimate goal, but it was never my goal. It was put in front of me because of my talent, and my coaches kept pushing me toward it. I felt like I couldn't give up because my family had made so many sacrifices.
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Last January, Ohashi sent the internet into meltdown with her high-powered and gravity-defying floor routine, which went viral, gaining millions of views. It was widely recognized as one of the best floor routines ever performed at a college competition. Ohashi fascinated gymnastics fans with her incredible ability to bounce straight back up from splits. The magazine pictures famous athletes nude and semi-nude, strategically covering private parts. It invited Ohashi to tell her story, which was full of rises and falls.
By Danielle Zoellner For Dailymail. Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi has posed nude for ESPN's September Body Issue, which will be the magazine's final printed issue as it moves towards a digital platform for readers. The year-old Seattle, Washington, native went viral on social media in January after competing Collegiate Challenge for her team — University of California , Los Angeles. Her performance on the floor earned her a perfect 10 and stunned fans around the world.