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Just Where Will Laurie Hernandez Celebrate Her 1st Olympic Gold Medal?

Laurie Hernandez's brother knows just where to take his Olympian sister to celebrate her first gold medal, and New Jerseyans understand why.
Team USA Gymnasts Pose With Gold Medals At Rio Olympics
US gymnasts Alexandra Raisman, Madison Kocian, Lauren Hernandez, Simone Biles and Gabrielle Douglas celebrate with their gold medals.EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP/Getty Images

Team USA has been taking the Olympics by storm. Dominating in gymnastics and swimming, the gold medals just keep pouring in.

But for Olympic star gymnast Laurie Hernandez, 16, she plans on celebrating her first gold medals unlike any of her teammates, in style, the New Jersey way.

According to an Instagram post from the brother of the acclaimed gymnast of Puerto Rican heritage, the Hernandez and her brother will be heading straight to the famous East Coast convenience store and gas station chain, Wawa. Many of the state's young residents line up to use its touch screens to order tasty heroes or subs or hoagies, depending on where you are from in the U.S.

As soon as you land we're going straight to Wawa! - Marcus Hernandez

Many may think it's an odd way to celebrate an Olympic gold medal, but for New Jersey natives, Wawa is not just a convenience store or gas station, it's a way of life.

For many, summer in the Garden State consists of sunning at the Jersey Shore and popping in and out of the Wawa stores that populate the beach towns.

Hernandez grew up in Old Bridge, New Jersey where she doesn't have to travel far to refuel by buying her protein shakes and food. The Brunswick area has multiple Wawa stores close by.

As the world marvels over her spins, flips and tumbles, it proves to those of us who are Wawa lovers that with a little "hero" (sandwich, that is), anything is possible.

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