Sunday, 10 March 2013

Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Tumble For Olympic Gymnasts On Twitter

Taylor Swift, Ryan Seacrest and other celebs tweet to celebrate U.S. gold medalists.
By Kara Warner

<P>Now that the Summer Olympics are in full swing, it seems as though the entire world has been caught up in watching their country's best athletes go for gold. We've definitely caught the Olympics fever here at MTV News and have been hard-pressed to pull our eyes away from all the action, and we're not alone. Thanks to a slew of enthusiastic tweets from our favorite celebrities, it's obvious the fever has spread to the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Pink, particularly after the U.S. gymnastics team won their gold medal Tuesday evening (July 31).</P><P>"Those girls are tearing the floor up for the USA! #Olympics," Lady Gaga <a href="" target="_blank">tweeted</a>. "Woohoo! Gold for the ladies! Just want to squeeze them! So much talent and beauty. Did u seem all holding hands? There's no 'I' in team."</P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Olympics 2012: What's On Team USA's Music Playlist?" id="vid:819232" width="415" height="255"></div><p></P><P>Gaga's support eventually made its way directly to 16-year-old team member <a href="" target="_blank">McKayla Maroney</a>, who thanked the Mother Monster for her kind words, which resulted in more excitement from Gaga herself.</P><P>"@mckaylamaroney tweeted at me!" Gaga responded. "Why didn't anybody tell me!!! DEAD. You were brilliant give all the girls a kiss for me."</P><P><a href=""><big><b>Vote now for your favorite summertime smashes in our Summer Jam Games!</b></big></a></P><P>Fellow singers Pink and Justin Bieber are also on the women's gymnastics team's bandwagon.</P><P>"Congrats to the USA women's gymnastics team on their win," <a href="" target="_blank">Pink wrote</a>. "You competed hard!!!!!! Well done."</P><P>"Heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine. now im a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD! #muchlove," Bieber <a href="" target="_blank">tweeted</a>, before <a href="">sending the entire team some love</a>. "CONGRATS to @McKaylaMaroney @jordynmarie2013 @kyla_ross96 @Aly_Raisman @gabrielledoug on your GOLD MEDAL. #BeliebersWinGOLD #Proud ..."</P><P>The celebrity love didn't stop there, Taylor Swift also issued tweets of congratulations to the fab five.</P><P>"CONGRATS @Aly_Raisman and all of the fab five on your incredible win!!!" Swift <a href="" target="_blank">tweeted</a>. "So blown away by @FranklinMissy! I was so happy to see you win, girl :)"</P><P>Finally, the up close and personal fever award goes to Ryan Seacrest, who has extra special access to the athletes thanks to his reporting gig with NBC. Seacrest showed his support for the ladies by trying to join them in their group splits.</P><P>"Doing the splits is easy, standing back up...not so much," Seacrest <a href="" target="_blank">tweeted</a>, along with a <a href="" target="_blank">hilarious photo</a> for proof.</P><P><b>Forget the Olympics: <a href="">Vote now in MTV's Summer Jam Games</a>! Polls are open and will close at midnight ET Sunday (August 5). Guide your favorites to golden glory, and help spread the word via Twitter, using the hashtag #SummerJamGames.</b></P>

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