Simone Biles Tweets 'Dreams Do Come True' as Congratulations Pour in For U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team
"dreams Do come true," Tweeted Simone Biles, an Olympic rookie, after she was awarded gold with her teammates.
The congratulations keep pouring in!
Team USA dominated the women’s gymnastics team all-around final on Tuesday with a nearly-perfect performance from team members Simone Biles, team captain Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Gabby Douglas and Laurie Hernandez.
The gymnasts – calling themselves the #FinalFive – came out a staggering eight points ahead of silver medalist winner Russia.
Biles scored highest for her team in vault, balance beam and floor exercise – ending the night (and securing Team USA a gold medal!) with a score of 15.800 on floor.
“dreams Do come true,” Tweeted Biles, an Olympic rookie, after she was awarded gold with her teammates.
The women proudly stood on the podium – all smiles – as they accepted their medals.
“2016 Olympic Team GOLD Medalist” Biles captioned an Instagram post.
Many past gymnastics Olympic gymnastics superstars extended their congratulations as well.
“Congratulations team USA, congratulations coaches…well done,” wrote 1976 and 1980 Olympic medalist Nadia Comaneci.
“What a legacy that will live on forever. Congratualtions Martha and the #FinalFive!! #Rio2016” Nastia Liukin Tweeted Tuesday.
“CONGRATULATIONS LADIES! We are all SO incredibly proud of you! #Rio2016 #Gymnatsics #TeamUSA #Gold,” said Shawn Johnson East.
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Even actors Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Seacrest (former astronaut Buzz Aldrin!) took to social media to extend their congratulations.
The women’s individual all-around competition takes place on Thursday.