Olympics 2016: Simone Biles gold medal prompts celebrity reactions
Warning: This story contains major spoilers about the outcome of Thursday’s Rio Olympics events. Read at your own risk.
Simone Biles and Aly Raisman ruled the individual all-around gymnastic final in Rio. The two American gymnasts pulled in the gold and silver medals with their performances in the 2016 Olympics medal rounds Thursday night.
That brings Biles, one of the most-decorated gymnasts in U.S. history, to two gold for the 2016 Games, and a gold and a silver for Raisman. Celebrities watching away from Brazil — a.k.a. most except Leslie Jones and Elizabeth Banks — were in awe of the performance of the top-two competitors. Biles took the gold with a 2.1-point margin, the largest winning margin in Olympics or World Championship competition since 2006, per ESPN.
“@Aly_Raisman making me cry giving it her all CONGRATS,” Banks tweeted. “@Simone_Biles you amazed me today, thank you for your heart and talents. Congrats!”
See a smattering of reactions below.