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President Barack Obama must be a big fan of the Olympics!
Hours after congratulating swimmer Michael Phelps on winning his 19th and record-setting medal, the commander in chief apparently phoned the five members of the gold-winning Olympics women's gymnastics team.
The "Fab Five" took to Twitter to express their gratitude.
— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) August 1, 2012
@barackobama So nice of you to talk to all of us!!! So honored to be able to speak to you on the phone! Thank you for everything! :)
Just talked to the President of the United States!!! WOW such and honor and a amazing feeling!! 🇺🇸😄— Gabrielle Douglas (@gabrielledoug) August 1, 2012
Just talked to the President on the phone! Pretty much the coolest thing ever!!— Jordyn Wieber (@jordyn_wieber) August 1, 2012
Such an honor getting to talking to the President on the phone!!!! Thanks for supporting us!🇺🇸— Kyla Ross (@kyla_ross96) August 1, 2012
Watch the women chat about their win on TODAY:
Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, and Kyla Ross, known as the "fab five" of the U.S. women's gymnastics team, reveal how it feels to be only the second women's gymnastics team in U.S. history to strike gold.
Michael Phelps has a fan in a high place!
President Barack Obama tweeted his congratulations to the swimmer after he received his 19th medal — a gold in the 4x200 relay — making him the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record. You’ve made your country proud. -bo— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 1, 2012
Obama's staff, who run his Twitter feed, have said those signed "-bo" come directly from the president.
Read more about Phelps' record-breaking race on NBCOlympics.com.
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