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Obama phones "Fab Five" Olympic gold gymnasts

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WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama phoned the "Fab Five" --the Olympic-gold medal winning U.S. women gymnasts-- on Wednesday to congratulate each one--Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Gabby Douglas.

According to Press Secretary Jay Carney, here's what Obama said:

To Aly: "Michelle and have watched and decided of all the Olympians you guys amaze us the most."


To Jordan: "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."

To McKayla: "Way to nail that vault. It was unbelievable."

To Kyla: He remarked how 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."

To Gabby: "You just tore it up. I know how hard you worked to get there." And: "Keep at it. Stay cool."

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