Brie Larson gives Laurie Hernandez ‘stamp of approval’ after performing in a Captain Marvel-inspired jersey

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Laurie Hernandez got her back to gymnastics!

On Saturday at the Winter Cup, the 20-year-old Olympic gymnast performed a new floor routine at her first gymnastics meeting since the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. For the re-performance, Hernandez wore a leotard inspired by Captain Marvel.

“Ok, so I told some of you that my Leos I designed for this year are all superhero inspired … here’s the first! @Brielarson Queen, do you approve? #Captainmarvel,” shared Hernandez Instagram after nailing her to routine.

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Larson, 31, replied on Twitter and “liked” Hernandez’s picture. “Consider this my formal seal of approval! Observe and wish you strength on your return!” the Captain Marvel Actress wrote.

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Hernandez was happy to see she had Larson’s approval and wrote back, “Ahh, thanks! When the pandemic is over … we should play Mario Kart or Zelda together.”

“DONE,” replied the Oscar winner.

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The gymnast performed one Hamilton-inspired floor routine at the Winter Cup 2021, 11th place for the exercise.

“You did it! So damn impressive. Congratulations and thanks!” Hamilton Star Leslie Odom Jr. wrote to Hernandez on Twitter after asking him and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda what they thought of their routine, which included “The Room Where It Happens” from the musical.

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In addition to her floor routine, Hernandez stepped up on the balance beam and voiced out loud Sports illustrated.

Speaking to NBC Sports after the Winter Cup, Hernandez admitted that “being out there at first was horrible”.

She also stated that she went with “super watered down routines so we could dip my toe back in the water and get the feel of what it feels like to compete at such a high level again.”

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“I’m really excited to see how today went and I think this is a really good meet season,” added the athlete.

Hernandez had previously opened up to PEOPLE because they had to take a break from gymnastics after the 2016 Olympics. “After 2016, all I really needed was a mental and physical break from gymnastics,” she said in 2019. “But at the end of last year I decided it was my time to come back and that I missed it very much.”

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