Attention is focused on the performance of Yuka Nia Dennis, a gymnast who belongs to the University of California, Los Angeles.
In gymnastics, girls’ floor performances are accompanied by musicTo be done.. Dennis’ acting songs started with popular rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” And were used as a mix of music by black artists such as Missy Elliott, Soulja Boy, and 2PAC.
Dennis’ performance scored a high score of 9.950 out of 10 points. Victory at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Arizona State University match.
USA GymnasticsAccording to Dennis, he was 21 years old, born February 23, 1999. He is a promising player who won the championship in 2018 and won the bronze medal in 2019 at the tournament sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
From the video, you can see how cheers are raised for Dennis’ performance and how fellow players are dancing together.The university watched this video on January 26thTwitterIf you post to, you’ll get over 60,000 likes (as of January 27).
Dennis has his own after the matchInstagram“I had to do it for the sake of culture,” commented with a black fist emoji.
In fact, this is not the first time Dennis and his song selection have been praised.Dennis will release Beyonce’s hit song in 2020Song selectionTo talk about it. After that, he appeared in the popular talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres” and was attracting attention.
Inspired by Black Lives Matter
Dennis is a local mediaInterview with The LilyOn the other hand, acting to the music of a black artist is “Black Lives MatterHe revealed that he was influenced by the movement.
“They had a big influence on black culture and I’ve had a lot of influence, so I congratulated them on their achievements and had a great time.”
When he was learning gymnastics in his hometown of Ohio, Dennis said, “There were only a few black athletes,” and “I’ve always been surrounded by white gymnasts.”
“You are a star” Michelle Obama and others praise
This video was spread on SNS, and many celebrities also responded.
Gymnastics Olympic champion Simone Biles said, “Nia Dennis, what a lovely girl. I was so excited to see it! Well done!” Said Michelle Obama, wife of former President Barack Obama. “Very powerful. You are a star,” he sent a praise comment on Twitter.