Katie Ledecky made a major splash in the Rio Olympics, winning four gold medals and a silver at just 19 years old.
The latest honor bestowed upon the Washington D.C. native was by her hometown Nationals, who invited her to toss the ceremonial first pitch before their contest with the Baltimore Orioles (a favorite of Michael Phelps) on Wednesday.
1. Momentarily remove bling
2. Throw strike
3. Grab a pic with the gang pic.twitter.com/gOeGpke7Xb
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 24, 2016
Reigning N.L. MVP Bryce Harper got a close look at Ledecky's hardware, being asked to hold her medals as she delivered a strike to home plate to the roar of the crowd.
When you have too many Olympic medals so you have to ask the MVP to hold them while you throw out the first pitch. pic.twitter.com/m6w8l02m5n
— CSN Nationals (@CSNNationals) August 24, 2016
Harper is no stranger to success at a young age. He graced the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old. But even he seemed to be impressed with the triumphs of the young Olympian.
Ledecky will look to add more medals to her collection in the 2020 Tokyo Games. But Harper is only after one piece of jewelry: a ring.
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