Gymnastics: Shannon Hortman-Evans produces Super Mario-themed stunner

  • 14/01/2019

American gymnast Shannon Hortman-Evans has just further blurred the line between reality and the virtual world, with a Super Mario Bros floor routine that has broken the internet.

Competing in an inter-collegiate match between Brigham Young University and University of Utah, Hortman-Evans performed to the popular computer-game theme music, along with sound effects and choreography taken straight from the 1980s arcade classic.

The crowd loved it, the judges loved it - they awarded her 9.9 out of a possible 10 - and of course, gym-nerds sent the internet into a frenzy.

"I am obsessed with Shannon's Mario floor routine," tweeted Krysten Koval of Austen, Texas.

"OMG, Shannon Evans and her Super Mario routine, I am deceased," posted Renee Pope-Munro.

"Please tell me that you saw the BYU Super Mario floor routine, it was so awesome," said Brittany Burton.

Hortman-Evans, who has apparently beaten the game on several occasions, has also made a habit of producing revolutionary floor routines.

Last year, she performed a shark-attack enactment, with music from the Beach Boys, the 'Wipeout' instrumental, and themes from Hawaii Five-0 and Jaws.