Suni Lee threw the first ceremonial first pitch at the Minnesota Twins game on Friday, adding her own personal flair to the mix.
Olympic gold medalist Sun Lee was honored at the Minnesota Twins game on Friday, where she totally put her own spin—or should we say flip—on the ceremonial first pitch.
The 19-year-old gymnast stepped up to the mound for the Twins-Blue Jays game at Target Field in Minneapolis, and she couldn’t help but show off her Olympic skills with an effortless flip before throwing out the pitch.
Lee—who was clad in a customized Twins jersey and cutoff denim shorts for the appearance—threw her arms up and cheered after pitching, while the crowd “oohed” and “aahed” following the impressive move.
Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar and mascot c T Bear then met Lee on the field to pose for a photo op together.
The official MLB Twitter account tweeted a photo of Lee airborne on the pitcher’s mound, writing, “We’re still flipping out over @sunisalee_’s first pitch last night,” in a post on Saturday.
The Twins’ Twitter account also hyped up Lee for the stunt, writing, “A pretty flipping for good first pitch by @sunisalee_!!!” in a tweet during the game on Friday.
And speaking from the virtual sidelines, it was an honor getting to watch, too.