Fierce Five reunited! U.S. Olympic gymnasts flip-out for Obama as they visit White House to meet the President
00:01 GMT, 16 November 2012
Looking their glamorous best, the U.S. Olympics' Fierce Five visited the White House for the first time earlier today for a private meeting with the President.
As they watched Barack Obama depart from the
South Lawn on the Marine One helicopter, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas, and McKayla Maroney squealed with delight.
However taking a leaf out of McKayla's book, Aly Raisman looked decidedly unimpressed as a gust of wind blew the girls' backward.
Proud moment: The White House tweeted a photograph this evening of President Obama with the Fierce Five, front row, from left: Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber
Fierce Five: Looking their glamorous best, the 2012 Women's Olympic gymnastics team visited the White House for the first time earlier today for a private meeting with the President
The 17-year-old eventually came around a few moments later, smiling as Gabby turned to hide from the gale-force gust.
Heading towards the Oval Office prior, the excitedly nervous girls walked in a straight line in their high-necked mini-dresses, laughing and waving to photographers.
Taking to Twitter to share their excitement with fans, the team members posted before and after pictures of their animated day.
Mini-dress brigade: Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas giggle nervously on their way to the Oval Office
Excited faces: Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber excitedly make their way to their meeting with Barack Obama
McKayla tweeted a group picture of 'her
best friends,' writing: 'All together againnn!!! FIERCE 5 reunited… So
good being back with my best friends!'
Afterwards, she posted a picture of
two fellow male Olympic gymnasts outside the White House gates, with the
caption: 'Looking good boyz.'
Aly gave a blow-by-blow account, tweeting: 'On my way to DC to meet the president with the rest of the team!! So cool 🙂 I'm so honored!'
Then two hours later: 'Hair & makeup in the airport bathroom with @gabrielledoug & @jordyn_wieber getting ready for the white house! LOL'
South Lawn: Taking a leaf out of McKayla's book, Aly (far right) looked decidedly unimpressed as a gust of wind blew Jordan, Kyla and Gabby backward
Animated: As they watched Mr Obama depart from the South Lawn on the Marine One helicopter Gabby, Aly and McKayla squealed with delight
Be careful, the wind might change! Aly and Kyla can't help their excited expressions as they get attacked by a gust of wind on the South Lawn
Meanwhile Kyla had tweeted a picture of her legs from the plane, writing: 'On my way to DC!'
It's not the first time the 2012 U.S. Women's Olympic team have had personal interaction with the President however.
Barack Obama expressed his admiration
for the team after their gold medal win in August, voicing a
bewilderment with the sport that is likely shared by many of his
At a rally in Ohio on August first he said: 'These gymnastics folks – I don't understand how they do what they do.
Fierce five: McKayla tweeted a group picture of 'her best friends,' writing: 'All together againnn!!! FIERCE 5 reunited… So good being back with my best friends!'
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'So I told these young ladies as I
was congratulating them “How do you not bust your head every time you're
on that little balance beam”'
He phoned the members individually to congratulate them on their gold medal while aboard Air Force One.
He said to Aly: 'Michelle and have watched and decided of all the Olympiads you guys amaze us the most.'
'I’m so impressed by how you bounced
back and led the team. Tell your parents I’m proud of them too. I don’t
think I could watch if I were them,' he told Jordyn.
The golden girls: (left to right) Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross
To McKayla, he said: 'Way to nail that vault. It was unbelievable,' while telling Kyla she was 'really steady.'
'I was impressed by how cool you were. I don’t know how you do what you do especially the balance beam,' he said.
And to the star of the team, Gabby,
he said: 'You just tore it up. I know how hard you worked to get there.
Keep at it. Stay cool.'