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Rio Love: Brother praises Laurie Hernandez, promises trip to Wawa

By Alex Butler
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Rio Love: Brother praises Laurie Hernandez, promises trip to Wawa
U.S. women's gymnastics member Laurie Hernandez talks to teammate Aly Raisman at the Olympic Park, during a team practice session for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 4, 2016. The 2016 Summer Olympics start on August, 5. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- When gymnast Laurie Hernandez finishes crushing the competition in Rio de Janeiro, she is set to crush convenience store treats.

That's what her older brother promised Tuesday, after Hernandez helped Team USA win gold medals in the women's team all-around event at the Summer Games.

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Marcus took to Instagram to offer a tribute to his famous 16-year-old sister.

"The selfie I get from my sis right after she competed even though I haven't even watched it yet on NBC," Marcus said on Instagram. "But anyways I am so proud of who you are and what you've accomplished. We were talking about this being a possibility a decade ago and to see it actually happen is too much for me to handle."

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"It's blowing my mind how the same little girl I used to see doing flips on my bed at age 6 now has a gold medal. I have seen you deal with so much adversity with the sport over the last several years and to finally see your hard work culminate makes it all worth it. You're the toughest little 16-year-old I've ever met and I'm not saying that just cause I'm a proud bro. Remember to give God his glory always! Love you sis and can't wait to see you kill it Monday as well."

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The selfie I get from my sis right after she competed πŸ™ŒπŸ½ even though I haven't even watched it yet on NBC πŸ˜‘. But anyways I am so proud of who you are and what you've accomplished. We were talking about this being a possibility a decade ago and to see it actually happen is too much for me to handle. It's blowing my mind how the same little girl I used to see doing flips on my bed at age 6 now has a gold medal. I have seen you deal with so much adversity with the sport over the last several years and to finally see your hard work culminate makes it all worth it. You're the toughest little 16 year old I've ever met and I'm not saying that just cause I'm a proud bro. Remember to give God his glory always! Love you sis and can't wait to see you kill it Monday as well. As soon as you land we're going straight to Wawa

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A photo posted by Marcus Hernandez (@marcusss_21) on

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"As soon as you land we're going straight to Wawa," Marcus wrote.

Wawa is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations along the east coast of the United States.

Hernandez has posted on her Instagram account about her love for Wawa in the past.

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I officially have the best brother ever! ☺😘

A photo posted by Laurie Hernandez (@lauriehernandez_) on

"I officially have the best brother ever," she said on a photo of a Wawa sandwich and drink.

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