After Surviving Tough Days, Olivia Dunne Left Down on Her Knees in Latest Update of LSU Journey

Published 09/01/2023, 9:13 AM EDT

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The gymnastics and social media sensation Olivia Dunne has returned to LSU for her senior year. After a long summer vacation filled with adventure and relaxation, she has returned to her collegiate journey. However, her return to LSU was not devoid of challenges. Dunne has encountered distinctive hurdles in the past, preventing her from attending classes in person due to safety concerns, resulting in her participation in online classes. Nonetheless, her dedication as an athlete to the university remains unwavering.

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Upon her return to LSU for her final season, despite her social media fame with a following of over 10 million, Livvy’s days commence with unwavering dedication. She wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and is already in the gym by 7 a.m., exemplifying the devoted commitment necessary for success in gymnastics. The star recently turned to TikTok, providing an update on the daily struggles she faces while striving for excellence, offering a behind-the-scenes look into the LSU locker room.

Olivia Dunne down on her knees in a latest update

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In her latest TikTok video, Livvy shared a captivating moment from her LSU journey. The video, captioned “That feeling when you pass the conditioning test,” captured a moment of her triumph. As the video unfolds, we see Livvy, dressed in a brown tank top and black shorts, dropping to her knees in sheer jubilation as she boxes the air and screams in slow motion, declaring herself victorious. The video also shows her fellow teammates rejoicing as each one gets a frame of the video to themselves. Each girl shows her victory dances and stances of sheer jubilation, again captured in slow motion, which adds a dramatic yet hilarious twist.

The accompanying caption humorously reads, “Ask us if we can feel our legs,” as Dunne acknowledges the hard work and pain that went into this small win. Adding to the excitement, the iconic background music “Sweet Victory” by the Baseball Hockey Sports Crew underscores this exhilarating moment. The gymnastics conditioning test that Livvy passed is a crucial part of gymnastics training. It encompasses various exercises aimed at improving strength, flexibility, and endurance. This grueling test pushes athletes to their limits, and Livvy’s success shows her determination and commitment. Dunne’s social media updates also reveal the intensity of her training and the battles she faces at LSU.

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Dunne’s intense “cardio” training, as seen on her Instagram, highlights her team’s commitment, with Coach Jay Clark’s motivational chant setting the tone. Yet, beneath the laughter, there’s the reality of exhaustion, as seen in her Snapchat posts, where she reveals hives and fatigue. But, she still perseveres, determined to excel.

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Beyond her athletic journey, Livvy navigates the demands of her personal life, including her relationship with Paul Skenes, a prominent MLB prospect. Their newfound relationship has thrust them into the public eye, subjecting them to intense scrutiny. Facing challenges on the field, he was charged with four runs after recording just two outs. The disappointing debut led to public frustration, with some even suggesting that the couple should break up.

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Despite the public scrutiny, Dunne remains a steadfast supporter of Paul Skenes. In the face of adversity, Livvy continues to overcome challenges, as demonstrated in her latest TikTok video.

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Watch this story: Struggling With Intense Training, America’s Crush Olivia Dunne Pays the Heavy Price

 

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Christaline Meyers

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Christaline Meyers is a pro-writer for Essentially Sports. Having contributed to movies and web series, Christaline delved into sports journalism and like the puck on the ice, has been a force to be reckoned with in the US sports arena. Her experience in writing about the latest WSL event, the recent track and field record, and creative gymnastics routines, found her digging deeper into the minds of legends like Kelly Slater, Usain Bolt, and Simone Biles.
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