Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas made history on Thursday when she took home the gold making this a huge win for USA but what made her win so significant was that the 16-year-old is now the first African-American woman to win gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition.
Twitter nearly collapsed from the outpouring of love from friends, fans, and celebs!
I’ve never seen so many famous people cheer on an Olympian like they have for Gabrielle, not even Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte get this kind of love!
Here’s a sampling of the celeb tweets – everyone from Nicki Minaj to President Obama to gymnastic champ and former all-around winner Mary Lou Retton have been tweeting their congrats – everyone loves Gabrielle Douglas!
OMG I'm so THRILLED for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!!
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) August 2, 2012
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 2, 2012
Glad i lived to see what Gabby Douglas did in the Olympics. Icon.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) August 3, 2012
We’d like to congratulate you&the U.S. Women’s team on your gold medal!Go Team USA!Love,Ian SIm watching you right now on the TV:) 15.5!!
— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) August 3, 2012
@gabrielledoug HUGE HUGE MOMENT!!! Own it! bringing home THE GOLD!
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) August 3, 2012
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) August 3, 2012
— Mary Lou Retton (@marylouretton) August 3, 2012
And from earlier in the week when the entire women’s USA gymnastics team took home the team gold medal, everyone was tweeting at Gabrielle and the rest of the “Fab Five” – Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 1, 2012
Go gabby go!
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) August 1, 2012
Those girls are tearing the floor up for the USA!
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 1, 2012
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 1, 2012