Celebrities React: Simone Biles And Aly Raisman Win Gold, Silver In Floor Exercise At Rio Olympics Gymnastics
Simone Biles won gold and Aly Raisman took silver at the final women’s gymnastics event at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. Now celebrities are reacting to the big wins.
As Gossip Cop reported, Biles won gold for her floor exercise routine, scoring 15.966 points. The victory marked not only the young athlete’s fourth gold medal of this year’s games, but also a comeback after a balance beam flub landed her a bronze medal on Monday. Raisman, meanwhile, scored 15.500, giving her silver medals for both the floor exercise and the balance beam.
Both women, of course, were also part of the foursome that won the team all-around final for Team USA last week. That’s a lot to celebrate, and congratulations are pouring in from famous stars. Reese Witherspoon, who tweeted her excitement before the final event got underway, wrote after the double win, “Congrats, @Simone_Biles & @Aly_Raisman!!! @TeamUSA #Rio2016.”
Josh Groban tweeted, “Continuing to make history and make America proud…congrats to these amazing team USA ladies.” Paula Abdul exclaimed in response to Biles’ gold, “CONGRATULATIONS!!! #TeamUSA.” Gabrielle Union expressed, “Yesssssssssss!!!”
Chelsea Clinton also posted, “Was trying very very hard to not see results & be surprised while watching later. That said: Congratulations Simone!” Eliza Dushku tweeted for Raisman, “Go girrrrl..!” 2012 Olympic medalist Jorydn Wieber also said, “SIMONE AND ALY GOLD AND SILVER ON FLOOR!! So proud of both of you. Way to represent USA and absolutely dominate!! @Simone_Biles @Aly_Raisman.”
And 2008 Olympic champ Shawn Johnson wrote on her page, “Congratulations @Simone_Biles @Aly_Raisman #teamusa GOLD AND SILVER again!! #rio2016.” She further tweeted to Raisman, “You never cease to amaze me. From grandma team captain to the redemption story of a lifetime.”