Gabrielle Douglas is the new all-around Olympic champion for women’s gymnastics!
The 16-year-old star won the gold medal, beating out Russian gymnasts Viktoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina with her amazing performance. It’s a huge achievement!
Did you know that Gabby is the very first African-American woman to win this title? Actually, she’s the first woman of color to ever win it. She’s also the first-ever American gymnast who’s won the individual gold and the team gold at the same Olympics. Wow!
Gabby got tons of tweets from celebs who were excited for her. Here’s what a few of them had to say:
Beyonce: “A huge congratulation to 16-year-old Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas. WOW - what a thrill to watch you take the gold! I can tell you’ve been working hard for so long - enjoy this moment, it’s yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us!”
Nicki Minaj: “Kisses to Gabby * What an amazing little firecracker.”
Ian Somerhalder: “We’d like to congratulate you & the U.S. women’s team on your gold medal! Go Team USA!”
Estelle: “I JUST re-watched Gabby Douglas. Yo. Goosebumps. Every single turn was sharp. Clean. Perfect. OMG!!”
Gabby tweeted a super sweet response to all her fans: “WOW such an AMAZING experience! Thank you all for your support, love, and prayer. Love you all!!! @OnCloud9 <3”
A huge congratulations to Gabby on her incredible achievement! Check out a video below of her performing at the Olympic Trials to see her amazing skills.