Whether watching the state championships, nationals, or Olympics, as soon as the floor routine in gymnastics starts, people can’t look away. The women who compete in this sport are nothing less than a bundle of energy. They’re strong, fast, talented, and unbelievably creative.
I think most people love watching gymnastics. But once in a great while, someone does a routine that blows everyone away. That’s what happened when a student from UCLA did a routine to Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.” Nia Dennis gave the performance of a lifetime.
The audience had no idea what they were about to witness
Decked out in blue with lots of sparkly rhinestones, Nia takes her starting position in the corner but not before acknowledging the crowd. Then as soon as you hear the music, the magic begins. Having just turned 21, she showcased moves people didn’t know were possible.
There was no delay in the action
Sometimes, college athletes tease the audience with a few simpler moves before powering up. But that’s not Nia’s style. For her, it’s all about giving 100 percent all of the time, which is what she did. Her very first move had the crowd erupting in loud cheers. With her first handspring, she reached incredible heights.
Wow…talk about speed
With each of Nia’s passes, she moved with lightning fast speed. No matter how hard the gymnastics’ routine, she nailed everything. As she worked her way back into the corners, she landed with precision. There’s no question this girl has some serious talent.
Her teammates were astonished
Her ability during the floor routine was so fantastic, her teammates couldn’t believe it. Just like members in the audience, they cheered her on with shouts and whistles. But it doesn’t seem as though Nia paid any attention. She was too busy doing her routine while jamming out to Beyoncé’s music.
Even the floor portion of her routine was perfect
Along with what she did on each pass, Nia made a big impression with her moves during the floor portion of the routine. Every twist, split, and turn was precise. At this point, everyone’s going wild. Sure, we’ve all seen great performances but this is one that’ll be remembered for a long time.
The video went viral
To date, the video of Nia’s gymnastics routine has been viewed more than 800,000 times by people around the world. Unbelievably, the judges didn’t score her performance a 10. That’s when comments came pouring in. One person said, “It’s in moments like these that I feel like NCAA judging is somewhat arbitrary. This was a 10.”
Another individual posted, “Seriously, where is the deduction, how was that not a 10?” Yet another person had this to say, “Boo on the commentator that said this is all fun. No, this was ALL SKILL. It takes a great deal of skill to make something so difficult look fun and effortless. Don’t diminish the talent and expertise that Nia displays.”
Check out the video below to see for yourself why so many people were upset with her final score. With or without receiving a perfect 10 – Nia Dennis is a one of a kind.
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