The Rock, Michelle Obama & Other Celebs Get In On ‘Final Five’ Twitter Q&A
Tanya Ray Fox 06:30 pm, August 17th, 2016
The 'Final Five' are definitely some of the biggest stars of the Rio Olympic Games, just as the 'Fierce Five' were back in 2012 in London. There's just something about women's gymnastics that appeals to the sports fan in every American, which is why stars are born every four years. But this time around, they might just leave Rio as the definitive favorites.
Maybe it's because they won a record nine medals, including gold in the team all-around, the individual all-around, the floor exercise and the vault. Maybe it's because Simone Biles has done the impossible and become almost unanimously agreed upon as the greatest gymnast of all time. It could also be because Aly Raisman came back to the Olympics at the age of 22 and performed even better and with even more class than she had in London.
That's all not to mention the inspiration that is Gabby Douglas (who should've been in the all-around with her two teammates), the fierce up-and-comer that is Laurie Hernandez and the gracefulness and unwavering confidence of Madison Kocian. Each of the five played a significant role in their team's success, which is an achievement in it's own right; especially when it's done alongside a legend the likes of Biles.
They truly are a rare group of girls, who have been praised throughout the Olympics for not just their historic dominance but also their loyalty to each other. The camaraderie of Final Five has been as much of a testament to their all-time greatness as the gold medals are. All of this is why they have received just a warm reception from their fans around the world the world and particularly in the United States. And unsurprisingly, many of those fans are celebrities.
And those celebrity fans took full advantage of the team's Twitter Q&A on Wednesday.