Random Midday Hotness: Whip, Nae Nae, Double Salto.

Sophina DeJesus just broke the Internet:

Her tumbling runs were spot on, but the moments in between are the main reason a Facebook videoof her routine has been shared more than 400,000 times.

DeJesus set aside those normally staid moments in between the tumbling to whip, nae nae, hit the quan and perform other hip-hop dance steps.

The unexpected moves, combined with the enthusiastic reaction from fans and DeJesus’s teammates on Saturday, made the video a must-watch for hundreds of thousands and brought an outpouring of positive comments on social media.

As dope as it was, we’re not likely to see much like it in Rio this summer:

“There are way more requirements to an Olympic-level routine in terms of tumbling and leap elements, so there wouldn’t be enough time to do as elaborate choreography as Sophina,” [Samantha Peszek, an Olympic silver medalist and a former U.C.L.A. teammate of DeJesus’s] said. “Also, international judges seem to appreciate more traditional style of floor choreography, so a floor routine like this would not score as well as it does in collegiate competition.”




Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.