Katelyn Ohashi on NBC Nightly News

Katelyn Ohashi made an appearance on NBC Nightly News tonight, sharing her story about how gymnastics brings her so much joy these days, but it didn’t always.

Ohashi said the elite world of gymnastics left her “mentally drained.”

Regarding her viral success, Ohashi said “it just proves that hard work does pay off.”

To watch the full segment from reporter Joe Fryer, head over to NBCNews.com.