USA gymnasts Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian won gold medals in Rio, and they showed off their amazing gymnastics skills Saturday… on the baseball field.
Kocian, a Texas native, threw out the first pitch before the Rangers-Astros game at Globe Life Park, and did a very fancy handstand before throwing a strike:
Tossing strikes in style. That’s how you throw a first pitch, @MadisonKocian! https://t.co/ZUprOxa0F6 #FinalFive pic.twitter.com/BxB8TejEoy
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 3, 2016
And then in New York, Hernandez — a New Jersey native — did a front flip before throwing out this first pitch at Citi Field for the Mets-Nationals game:
Good form, @lzhernandez02! pic.twitter.com/T4ZCqICUEm — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 3, 2016
Definitely two of the more unique — and awesome — first pitches you will ever see, from two of America’s most remarkable athletes.