Laurie Hernandez is quickly adding to her list of career accomplishments. The gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast was named the winner of the 23rd season of “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday.
.@lzhernandez02 and @iamValC, going for the gold week after week, performance after performance! RT if you’re rooting for #TeamValaur! pic.twitter.com/wBA7IXecJF
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) November 23, 2016
The 16-year-old from New Jersey beat out IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe and former NFL receiver Calvin Johnson to claim the title in an all-athlete top three.
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Hernandez’s win comes months after she won a silver medal on the balance beam in Rio during the 2016 Olympics in addition to her team gold as a member of the famed “Final Five.”