An Olympic medal doesn't help much when it comes to throwing out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.
Even the great Carl Lewis fared so poorly in his first two attempts at MLB parks that he ended up sprinting the ball across home plate before a Louisiana State game.
Standing just in front of the mound, Bartholomay hoisted Zhang into the air as if they were in the middle of a long program. She then delivered a looping pitch right on target.
The judges had to be impressed.