Beyonce Praises Team USA London 2012 Olympics Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas

3 August 2012, 09:57

The 'Crazy In Love' star praises the gymnast for becoming the first African American to take the top prize in her event.

Beyonce has offered her congratulations to Team USA Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas for becoming the first African American to win the individual all-around title in the gymnastics event.

The 'Love On Top' star made a post on her official website to praise the efforts of the 16 year-old sporting star.

She wrote: "A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas - WOW - what a thrill to watch you take this Gold!"

The Olympic star moved from her home when she was 14 to pursue her sporting dreams and her efforts and journey were praised by the Destiny's Child singer.

"I can tell you've been working hard for so long - enjoy this moment, its yours," she wrote. " Thank you for inspiring all of us! Love, B."

Beyonce joins a long line of pop stars who have been offering their support to the Olympic hopefuls throughout the games including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Adele.

Meanwhile, Bey's hit song 'Single Ladies' was recently covered by Australian swimmer Matthew Mitcham on a ukulele.

The 'Countdown' singer has also recently signed up to direct and star in a new documentary on her life and career.

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