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Badass UCLA gymnast Sophina DeJesus pulled off a must-watch floor routine.

Even if you're not a fan of gymnastics, you need to see her wow this crowd.

Badass UCLA gymnast Sophina DeJesus pulled off a must-watch floor routine.

"I think right now my main goal is to become part of the floor lineup."

That was UCLA senior gymnast Sophina DeJesus' goal last year. As UCLA Athletics' "Bruin Banter" interviewer Samantha Peszek noted, Sophina was already a great dancer at the time.

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It's a year later, and guess what? Sophina reached that goal — and the Internet has reason to be thankful.

Not only did one of her floor routines include impressively powerful traditional tumbling like this:

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But it also included moves like this:


And this:

And she made the crowd do this:

Sophina's hip-hop-influenced routine immediately went viral, racking up millions of views on Facebook and YouTube.

"I wanted to end my senior year with a bang," she told the New York Times. Well, yeah, she certainly did that. The judges were also pretty impressed with her new routine, giving her a score of 9.925 out of 10 and helping UCLA beat rival Utah by just 0.025 of a point.

It's not every day that a gymnast finds a way to incorporate the Quan, the Dab, and the Whip/Nae Nae into a traditional routine. So there's reason to get excited. The whole thing was genuine, unapologetic, and just plain amazing.

We could sit here all day trying to describe how awesome her routine was, but you really just need to see it for yourself.

Check out the video below.

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