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Fourth-Place Medal

Gold-winning Gabrielle Douglas gets congratulations from everyone — even Oprah

Douglas with her shiny gold medal. (Getty)

Gabrielle Douglas made history with her all-around gold in gymnastics on Thursday. With her win, she became the first American to win a team and all-around gold, and the first African-American to win the all-around gold. Her teammate and competitor Jordyn Wieber tweeted congratulations, but it didn't end there. Immediately, congratulations came rolling in via Twitter.

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Johnson, who won silver in the all-around in Beijing, trained with Douglas at Chow's. She saw Douglas turn into the confident young woman who won all-around gold.

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In 1996, Dominique Dawes became the first African-American woman to win an individual gymnastics medal.

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Congratulations came from the political world, as well, as White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett tweeted Douglas.

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And on the other side of the world from Jarrett, Nicki Minaj called Douglas an amazing little firecracker. Can it get any more random?

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Of course it can. Carlton Banks is impressed. But did Douglas' win affect anyone who rules over a multimedia conglomerate and enough money to dive into, Scrooge McDuck-style?

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Douglas is one of Oprah's favorite things.

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