The sparkling uniform, the fro, the skill, the performance… we just can’t get enough of this routine from super-talented gymnast Sekai Wright, of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The champion gymnast left it ALL on the floor last week with a routine dedicated to the late DMX. She flipped, leaped and glided through choreography while a medley of the hip-hop legend’s hits played.
Adding some timely Black History Month razzle dazzle, Wright finished her routine with a strong fist in the air! ✊🏾
Officially, she put a score of 9.825 on the board in her season debut. But, we have 10’s across the board for our girl after her routine put #BlackGirlMagic on full display.
She had us all ready to roll like Ruff Ryders!
Wright, a senior on a full-ride scholarship, holds the Pac-12 vault title after scoring a career-high 9.95 at the 2021 conference championships and she’s a three-time Level 10 National vault champion.
During UCLA’s meet against Utah, the Bruins said they marked a season high team score of 197.650. That’s in part because of teammate Jordan Chiles. The Olympian got her first NCAA perfect 10 on floor with a routine featuring music from Lizzo, Cardi B and more.
The UCLA gymnastics team has been shutting down the internet for years now. Not only have the talented athletes represented Black women in gymnastics, but their lively choreography and music choices also integrate the Culture into the sporting events.
The Bruins will next compete at Stanford on Saturday, Feb. 12.
Go awf queens! We love to see it!!! Have you seen Sekai’s DMX performance? Let us know your thoughts down below.