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Obama's golden girls

2012-08-01 22:13

London - First you're getting a gold medal. Then you're on the phone with the president of the United States.

What a 24 hours.

President Barack Obama spoke to the American gymnasts after they won the gold on Tuesday night. He spoke to each of them - Aly Reisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Gabby Douglas.

According to the White House, this is what the president said:

- To Reisman: "Michelle and have watched and decided of all the Olympians you guys amaze us the most."

- To Wieber: "I'm so impressed by how you bounced back and led the team. Tell your parents I'm proud of them too. I don't think I could watch if I were them."

- To Maroney: "Way to nail that vault. It was unbelievable."

- To Ross, whom he called "really steady": "I was impressed by how cool you were. I don't know how you do what you do, especially the balance beam."

- To Douglas: "You just tore it up. I know how hard you worked to get there." And, then: "Keep at it. Stay cool."


Read more on:    olympics 2012  |  barack obama
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