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Katie Ledecky Had Bryce Harper Hold Her Medals While Throwing Out First Pitch

Olympic swimming star Katie Ledecky, Bryce Harper shared the spotlight on the mound before last night's Washington Nationals game.

Katie Ledecky, Bryce Harper and a lot of gold medals. That was the scene on the mound before last night's Washington Nationals-Baltimore Orioles game.

The 19-year-old swimmer brought her five medals (four gold, one silver) from the Rio Olympics, and asked the young Nats standout to hold them before she delivered the first pitch. Harper looked pretty ready to offer assistance.

With her hands now free, Ledecky delivered a strike to relief pitcher Shawn Kelley behind the plate.

She's pretty good at everything, it seems. Ledecky, who was born in Washington, D.C. and lives in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, also threw out the first pitch before a Nationals game in 2012. That was after she won her first Olympic gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the London games.

She received a huge welcome from the Nats players, many of whom wanted to check out her medals.

"They all wanted to see how heavy they were and things like that," Ledecky told the AP. "They are pretty heavy. It was kind of a different feeling for me to have them be a fan of me when I've been a huge fan of theirs for a couple years."

Ledecky's ceremonial toss caps off a banner summer for the recent high school graduate. She dominated her competition in Rio, and owns six career medals (five gold), with no signs of stopping.

Now comes the next step: Ledecky will swim at Stanford University in the fall. That's quite a recruiting get for the Cardinal, who have finished as the national runner-up twice in the last three years.

Good luck to the young women in the Pac-12 who have to compete against Ledecky in the pool. You are definitely going to need it.