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U.S. women’s gymnastics team flips out after being tweeted at by Zac Efron, Taylor Swift

Can we blame them for being pumped?


Alexandra Samuels


Posted on Aug 11, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 6:56 am CDT

The only thing to make winning gold at the 2016 Olympics that much sweeter is to get a special congratulatory tweet from one of your idols. 

That’s exactly what happened to the “Final Five,” also known as team USA’s women’s gymnastics team, which took home the gold medal in the team competition earlier this week. 

Shortly after the U.S. win, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift gave the girls a special shoutout on Twitter

And when the team’s coach showed the Final Five members Swift’s tweet, they seemed pretty excited.

Aly Raisman, the 22-year-old gymnast who won silver Thursday in the women’s all-around final, even suggested the two of them hang out if the pop star ever makes her way to Boston. 

But nothing beats the Twitter flirtation that developed between Efron and newly crowned world champion, Simon Biles. On Tuesday, the 19-year-old gymnast took NBC News through a tour of her house where she showcased a life-sized cardboard cutout of the actor. 

“Sometimes, I used to kiss him on the cheek,” Biles said. 

From there, a Twitter friendship blossomed. 

Now that Biles and Raisman took home gold and silver, respectively, for the women’s all-around final, it won’t be long before more celebs come out to celebrate. Perhaps there will even be room for Matthew McConaughey

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*First Published: Aug 11, 2016, 2:32 pm CDT