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Laurie Hernandez has had a pretty big year. She won gold and silver medals representing the United States in gymnastics at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Then the 16-year-old came home, decided to appear on the 23rd season of “Dancing with the Stars” and on Tuesday night, she won that, too, and took home the Mirror Ball Trophy.

“I just want to thank everyone for the support and riding along this crazy roller coaster of my life,” Hernandez said on the show minutes after winning the trophy. “My goal is just to inspire others as I go on with my journey and thanks for being there for me.”

She scored a perfect 40 of 40 in her last dance of the competition with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, a fusion foxtrot/Argentine tango that was also the last overall dance of the night. It might have also been her best on a night when all three finalists — Hernandez, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe and ex-Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson — all notched perfect scores.

Hernandez earned rave reviews throughout the competition, enough that she is actually joining the Dancing with the Stars tour happening in a few months. The judges cited her ability to learn as a performer beyond her dancing skills throughout the almost three-month long competition, where she was the youngest competitor.

“You have given us spectacular dance after spectacular dance,” judge Carrie-Ann Inaba said after Hernandez’ final dance Tuesday night. “Blowing my mind every time you come out here. But I have to say quite honestly, this was by far, for me, your best dance ever.”

It was enough to hold off Hinchcliffe, who finished in second place, and Johnson, who finished third.

All three dancers, as expected, were heavily praised during the finale in Los Angeles.

Hinchcliffe’s final dance, a fusion of a Viennese Waltz into a Foxtrot, fit in with what Hinchcliffe had done all season, which was become one of the better male dancers the program has had. That was something pointed out by multiple judges throughout the season.

He also had a strong chemistry with his partner, Sharna Burgess, who he gifted his racing firesuit from his first race back after the accident that almost killed him.

“When I see you dance like that, it’s completely understandable why you’re here,” judge Len Goodman said after Hinchcliffe’s final dance. “You are a terrific dancer. What I love firstly is the chemistry between the two of you is great.

“I can say no more than this. I wish I could dance like you.”

Johnson’s perfect score of 40 came off a jive/quickstep fusion dance with Lindsay Arnold that fit the abilities he displayed throughout the season, often excelling when dances had speed and fast feet to them. He was the surprise finalist considering how often those around him made sure to say how much he couldn’t dance prior to the show.

He proved everyone wrong throughout the season.

“You just engage everybody,” judge Bruno Tonioli said after Johnson’s final dance Tuesday. “You make us happy. You make us want to dance.”