Minnesota gymnast Mya Hooten is all over the news after nailing her incredible floor routine set to an instrumental medley of songs from Beyoncé’s Homecoming. Mya is just 19, so this is a great feat she’s achieved, and I’m sure she’s very much proud of herself.
Via The Daily Mail:
A Minnesota gymnast earned herself a perfect 10 and viral fame after nailing her incredible floor routine set to an instrumental medley of songs from Beyoncé’s Homecoming.
Mya Hooten, 19, wowed the judges with her flawless performance on Monday night when the University of Minnesota Gophers faced off against the University of Michigan Wolverines.
While Minnesota ultimately lost to No. 1-ranked Michigan, 198.025 to 197.650, the crowd at Maturi Pavilion went wild over the sophomore’s energetic routine.
When Hooten wasn’t jumping or flipping in the air during her powerful tumbling passes, she was showing off her dance moves, which had significant meaning.
After landing her second pass — a front handspring to a front full and a front pike — she pushes herself away from an unseen force.
Hooten told PopSugar earlier this month that move is meant to denote combatting hatred that the black community faces.
She then moves her hands to cover her mouth ‘because sometimes we don’t have a voice.’ When she gets down on know knee and puts her hands behind her back, it is meant to signify getting arrested and then breaking free.
‘I want people to see how much I care about what’s all happening and that I’m still standing strong,’ she said. ‘That we’re all standing strong.’
It is always nice to see a floor routine with hip-hop and rap music. I remember once someone did a routine to Tupac, and if I were a judge, I would have given her an 11 without a question, just for getting Hit ’em Up in the routine.
Flip to the next page to watch the video of Mya’s incredible performance, and would you have given her a 10 as well?.