Simone Biles just DOMINATED the women’s individual all-around finals on Aug. 11, taking home the gold medal, and everyone with eyes and a heart lost their minds. Elizabeth Banks, Octavia Spencer, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones and more celebrities have jumped on social media to immediately congratulate the 19-year-old superathlete and her silver teammate, Aly Raisman — check out their messages right here!
As Kim Kardashian puts it: “LOW-KEY CRUSH: SIMONE BILES”. After Simone swept the floor of the Rio Olympic Arena, winning the gold, celebs took to Twitter to send their congrats! “congratulations to @Simone_Biles & @Aly_Raisman,” actress Octavia Spencer tweeted. Elizabeth Banks posted a selfie of her crying happy tears (“@Aly_Raisman making me cry giving it her all CONGRATS”), and Josh Gad was full of pride as he tweeted, “#TeamUSA you’re giving me lots of happy tears. Congrats to #simonebiles and #AlyRaisman on ur amazing wins #Rio2016”. We feel you, Josh.
From Leslie Jones‘ comical awe to fellow Olympic athletes cheering on their young peer, check out more of the best celebrity reactions to Simone’s incredible win right here:
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 11, 2016
— Al Roker (@alroker) August 11, 2016
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) August 11, 2016
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) August 11, 2016
— Rosie (@Rosie) August 11, 2016
We couldn’t be prouder that 2 out of 5 members of the Final Five placed — America took both gold and silver today, thanks to Simone and Aly, and it’s like a holiday in itself. The Arena was full of emotion as Russia’s Aliya Mustafina went toe-to-toe with Simone, but eventually she was bumped to third, taking the bronze. She was ultimately no match for Simone, who owned the balance beam and ended up with an unbelievable score of 62.366. Aly wasn’t far behind, with 60.607. Amazing, ladies!! Team USA!
HollywoodLifers, are you thrilled that USA took the top two spots today? Leave your congrats for Simone — who’s officially the greatest gymnast in the world — and Aly in the comments!