By Miguel A. Melendez, ETOnline.com.

Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Minnesota Twins game, and she flipped out!

The 19-year-old gymnast brought her skills to the mound Friday night for the Blue Jays-Twins game at Target Field in Minneapolis and wowed the crowd when she flipped from the mound before throwing out the pitch. Lee donned a customized Twins jersey, denim shorts and white kicks for the occasion.

AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn
AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn

The crowd really enjoyed the performance, as there was an audible “ooOh” after Lee’s flip. After throwing out the pitch, Lee threw her arms up in the air before Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar and the team mascot, C.T. Bear, met her for a photo.

Major League Baseball’s verified Twitter account was still in awe of the performance Saturday. The account tweeted, “We’re still flipping out over @sunisalee_’s first pitch last night.”

AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn
AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn

The team’s Twitter account also tweeted the picture and wrote, “A pretty flipping for good first pitch by @sunisalee_!!!”

Lee, who is from St. Paul, Minnesota, later responded, “Such an honor getting to throw out the first pitch thank you @twins.”


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