The Commander in Chief, Superman and Twitter's reigning King and Queen all took some time to catch up on the latest Olympic results Tuesday night:
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
Back at you, Mr. President:
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) August 1, 2012
And this from the NBA's first native of Krypton, who tuned into the women's gymnastics all-around team final. Congratulations went to Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber.
The USA gymnastic team just put on a dominating display of perfection that all Americans should be proud of. Way to go girls , flawless
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) August 1, 2012
Lady Gaga was watching, too:
Those girls are tearing the floor up for the USA!
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 1, 2012
Justin Bieber, who dropped in on Missy Franklin Monday, was back at it again, cheering on America's gymnasts. He later tweeted that it was "now time for Canada to win some."
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 1, 2012
Phelps was joined in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay by Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens, earning his 15th gold medal.
— Conor Dwyer (@conorjdwyer) July 31, 2012
Obama was not alone in his admiration of Phelps, now the most decorated Olympian ever with 19 medals. His fellow Americans joined in offering their praise, both back home and poolside in London:
— Shaun White (@Shaun_White) July 31, 2012
Kobe Bryant, who sat during most of Team USA's 110-63 rout of Tunisia, was more impressed with Phelps, writing on Facebook: "19 medals. 15 Golds. The amount of focus is beyond understanding. We should all embrace his Olympic Era because we truly have been witnessing history in the making."
Phelps has a chance for three more medals before the London Games are complete. But here's a breakdown of his number thus far:
— TimesNews (@TimesNewsdesk) July 31, 2012
And a few more kudos:
— Ryan Lochte (@ryanlochte) July 31, 2012
Even Rappers want bling bling like
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) July 31, 2012
After it was over, Berens had the feast of champions -- courtesy of the McDonald's in the athletes' village:
Finally!!!! The end of season celebration dinner! mcdonalds!! Yes all for me! say.ly/dDN3SJg
— Ricky Berens (@RickyBerens) July 31, 2012
Let's hope sharks are not allergic to gold.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 31, 2012
Team USA's #Fab5 put the "team" in women's team gymnastics with their combined effort for the all-around gold medal.
— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) July 31, 2012
It was the first all-around team gold medal for the United States since 1996, an event none of the current team members are old enough to remember. That feat was not lost on this 1984 gold medalist:
— Mary Lou Retton (@marylouretton) July 31, 2012
Olympic dreams do come true, even if they take a couple of days:
Sleeping with our medals under our pillows 💤
— Jordyn Wieber (@jordyn_wieber) July 31, 2012