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Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian casually throw gold-winning first pitches

Olympian Laurie Hernandez's Gymnastic First Pitch

Olympians Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian brought their outstanding gymnastics skills to the baseball diamond on Saturday and blew us all away.

The gold medal winners were given the honor of throwing the first pitches for the New York Mets and Texas Rangers, and as you can imagine, they did not disappoint.

When 16-year-old Laurie Hernandez took to the plate at Citi Field on Saturday night, she busted out some acrobatics to impress the New York Mets.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez does a flip as she throws out the first pitch before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez does a flip as she throws out the first pitch before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez does a flip as she throws out the first pitch before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Sep 3, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Laurie Hernandez throws out the first pitch before a game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez poses on the field before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, right, is accompanied by her sister Jelysa, after throwing out the first pitch before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez throws out the first pitch before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez throws out the first pitch before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez throws out the first pitch before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez poses on the field before a game between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez throws out the first pitch before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: United States Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez does a flip as she throws out the first pitch before a game between the Washington nationals and New York Mets at Citi Field on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Madison Kocian, member of the 2016 USA Olympic women's gymnastics team, throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Houston Astros visit the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, Sept., 3, 2016. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Madison Kocian member of the gold medal winning 2016 Olympic USA women's gymnastics team performs a gymnastic routine to throw out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. Texas won 12-4. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Madison Kocian member of the gold medal winning 2016 Olympic USA women's gymnastics team performs a gymnastic routine to throw out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. Texas won 12-4. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)
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While wearing her custom Mets jersey, Hernandez removed her gold medal before rocking an aerial cartwheel and her signature smile. Here's a video of the casual pitch in case you missed it:

Now that she's conquered the baseball field, we're looking forward to seeing Hernandez bring her skills to the dance floor, as she joins this year's cast of Dancing with the Stars.

Final Five member Madison Kocian also got a chance to throw the first pitch on Saturday for her favorite MLB team, the Texas Rangers.

In an interview with SportsDay, Kocian — a die-hard Rangers fan — explained that her dad was at a Rangers game when her mother went into labor with her, and she even ranked getting an autographed bat from Adrian Beltre over getting a hug from Beyoncé (woah, baby).

Like Hernandez, some impressive acrobatics accompanied Kocian's pitch as the 19-year-old did a handstand and walkover before tossing the ball down the plate to Jeff Banister.

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