Gabby Douglas Recieves Twitter Love from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Oprah
Gabby Douglas gets Twitter love after making Olympic history.
On Thursday, Douglas won the Olympics Gymnastics all-around gold medal, and she was the first African-American woman to do it.
The 16-year-old also became the fourth American woman to win the all-around, following Mary Lou Retton in 1984, Carly Patterson in 2004 and Nastia Liukin in 2008.
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Douglas won, scoring 62.232 points, and led the competition from beginning to end. Viktoria Komova, who sobbed into her coach's chest when she learned she had lost, won the silver, with 61.973 points. Aliya Mustafina, the 2010 world all-around champion, won the bronze with 59.566 points.
She's getting a whole bunch of Twitter love from big stars.
"OMG I'm so THRILLED for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!!" Oprah Winfrey posted on Twitter.
Lil Wayne tweeted, "Glad i lived to see what Gabby Douglas did in the Olympics. Icon."
Nicki Minaj also sent her some viral love. "Kisses to Gabby what an amazing little firecracker. #USA #Olympics," she wrote.
In fact, after Gabby responded to Weezy's tweet with "WOW!!!! Im speechless Thank you SOO MUCH!!," Minaj teased back, "Oh wow, I tweeted about #Gabby earlier but she responds to@LilTunechi and not me? U know what? Ima fight u. I've had it!!!"
Even Olympic royalty chimed in. Michael Phelps wrote, "Congrats to @gabrielledoug last night!!! We watched from the pool!!! #USA."
Ciara said, "@gabrielledoug Not only am I happy 4 U. I'm happy for your family 2! The sacrifices payed off! Keep inspiring Young Girls and Women like Me."
Beyonce blogged about Douglas' win, sharing that she feels inspired by the teen's impressive Olympics run.
"A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas - WOW - what a thrill to watch you take this Gold! - enjoy this moment, its yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us! Love, B."