There’s nothing more exciting than a perfect 10 in gymnastics. Floor routines, complete with Michael Jackson-esque dance moves and, well, everything Katelyn Ohashi ever did during her viral routine usually garner all the attention on social media.
At the University of Florida, a powerhouse in the NCAA gymnastics world, perfect 10s aren’t limited to one event. The No. 1 team in the country has already given us two flawless scores of 10.0 this season, the latest of which came on beam.
Leah Clapper deserved all the applause after this incredible performance against the Kentucky Wildcats.
Leah Clapper’s Perfect 10 on Beam
From the moment Clapper pulled herself up on the beam and swung her leg around it, fans knew she was about to crush it.
The 4-foot-11 junior nails her first series of backflips and aerials. She even throws her hands to her side as if to say, “this is my beam!” From Clapper’s elegant turn to her sweet split leaps and, in the end, sticking the dismount, she showed the judges what a perfect routine should look like.
Clapper’s perfect 10 is just the third such mark on beam across the NCAA this season. Meanwhile, the Florida Gators are the only team nationwide to feature two gymnasts with perfect 10s. Trinity Thomas scored perfectly on floor against LSU earlier this month.
Florida wound up crushing Kentucky at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, and Leah Clapper’s 10 was a big reason why.