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Kacy Catanzaro returns to American Ninja Warrior in exclusive clip

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Kacy Catanzaro is back and mightier than ever. In Monday’s episode of American Ninja Warrior, the gymnast returns to prove that she is still a powerful force to be reckoned with — and only EW has a clip of The Mighty Kacy’s qualifying run.

For the 2016 qualifying course in Oklahoma City, Catanzaro deftly made her way up the quintuple jump platforms, and then masterfully propelled herself across the arm rings obstacle. During the latter challenge, the show’s commentators noted how impressive Catanzaro’s reach and strength is, given her relative size to other competitors (she stands 5 feet tall and weighs around 95 pounds). After making quick work of the course, Catanzaro landed on the finishing platform to resounding applause and cheers from the crowd.

Catanzaro made a name for herself in 2014 by becoming the first woman to complete the American Ninja Warrior qualifying course, and then the first woman to complete the finals course. Catanzaro’s groundbreaking performance earned her the nickname The Mighty Kacy among fans. She was eliminated early on in last year’s American Ninja Warrior run, failing to complete the qualifying course. But clearly that hasn’t kept her down.

Check out The Mighty Kacy’s full qualifying run below. American Ninja Warrior airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.