Laurie Hernandez has officially wrapped up her first Olympic Games and we just can’t get enough of the bright-eyed Puerto Rican powerhouse. Although we wish we could’ve seen more of her, the Boricua is going back to New Jersey with two Olympic medals — no small feat.
Laurie Hernandez just ended her Olympic debut by winning the silver medal in the women’s balance beam event.
The 5’0,” 105-pound gymnast definitely won the hearts of Americans from coast to coast. She nailed the floor routine and helped the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win the team gold for the second year in a row.
She was so solid on her beam routine that she beat out fellow American Simone Biles, who took home the bronze.
Hernandez scored a 15.333 on her balance beam routine, coming just behind Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands, who scored a 15.466. Wevers became the first Dutch woman to win a women’s individual medal for gymnastics in the country’s history.
Now we wait for another super sweet social media post from her brother. #SiblingGoalsAF
The selfie I get from my sis right after she competed ?? even though I haven't even watched it yet on NBC ?. But anyways I am so proud of who you are and what you've accomplished. We were talking about this being a possibility a decade ago and to see it actually happen is too much for me to handle. It's blowing my mind how the same little girl I used to see doing flips on my bed at age 6 now has a gold medal. I have seen you deal with so much adversity with the sport over the last several years and to finally see your hard work culminate makes it all worth it. You're the toughest little 16 year old I've ever met and I'm not saying that just cause I'm a proud bro. Remember to give God his glory always! Love you sis and can't wait to see you kill it Monday as well. As soon as you land we're going straight to Wawa
Laurie’s brother, Marcus Hernandez, posted this photo on Instagram the night the U.S. Women’s team won the team all-around competition. He should expect to get another one after Laurie’s second medal.
Well done, Laurie! You earned it, girl.
But, there is just one question all of America is asking: Hernandez, any chance of Tokyo 2020?
We just didn’t get enough of you during these Olympics. We’re low-key (OK, maybe not low-key) begging you to come back in four years.