Michelle Obama got a rather unique greeting from a U.S. wrestler on Friday while visiting Team USA's training center.
While the rest of the team was content with hugs, Elena Pirozhkova decided she was going to pick up the first lady — with her permission, of course — and make the moment that much more memorable.
"I will only meet her once," Pirozhkova said as justification for the lift. "I wanted to do something different."
Pirozhkova, who was born in Russia and moved to the U.S. when she was 3, competes in the 138.75-pound class. Her teammate, Clarissa Chun, captured the moment and tweeted a picture of the first lady in Pirozhkova's arms.
Photo via Twitter/@ClarissaChun