Laurie Hernandez’s Best (and Most Death-Defying!) Moments in GIFs

Laurie Hernandez is the athlete to watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The GIFs ahead encompass her bubbly personality, killer smile and jaw-dropping talents.

MORE: Watch Laurie Hernandez Exude Confidence to the Max in this Brilliant Olympics Routine

This article was originally published on August 10, 2016

1. Laurie Hernandez in GIFS: 6

Hernandez temporarily put her infamous floor routine on hold in order to throw the first pitch at a recent Mets baseball game. The athlete took the mound like any other player, but of course added in her own gymnastics spin.

2. Laurie Hernandez in GIFS: 1

While Laurie is doing that, we're all thinking: "How is that even possible?"

3. Laurie Hernandez in GIFS: 2

That infectious smile is one of the main reasons for her success.

4. Laurie Hernandez in GIFS: 3

How to win a crowd 101: Give a stellar floor routine and a wink, of course.

5. Laurie Hernandez in GIFS: 4

Always striking an A+++ pose.

6. Laurie Hernandez in GIFS: 5

When you're Hernandez, this kind of stuff is easy as pie.