Celebrities stanning sport stars – when the worlds of pop, fashion, film and sport collide

Tokyo 2020 take a look at social media posts from the likes of Liam Gallagher, Priyanka Chopra, Gal Gadot, Mr T and Michelle Obama, as icons of entertainment join in the Olympics love fest with fans around the world.

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The Olympic Games have the unique ability to draw together people from all walks of life, and stars from the worlds of film, fashion, pop and politics are not immune to the festival of sport, despite being icons themselves. From Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher lauding the BMXers to Gal Gadot reminiscing about watching the Olympics with her PE teacher mother, the world of entertainment, which has also suffered considerably, like sport, during these Covid times, needed uplifting too.

So Tokyo 2020 selected some social media posts from high-profile stars who joined with sport fans around the world in losing themselves in the joy, pain and struggle of human endeavour and achievement.

Even Wonder Woman herself was impressed with the Tokyo 2020 Olympians. Actress Gal Gadot now replicates her own childhood, in which her PE teacher mother made an event out of the Games, with her own kids.

Brit rocker Liam Gallagher may have another career in mind if this tweet is anything to go by...

Gallagher was most impressed by the women's BMX racing winner and fellow Brit Beth Shriever who stormed to a gold medal ahead of favourite and two-time Olympic gold medallist, Colombia's Mariana Pajon.

Having played a mutant who has enhanced physical capabilities, Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman can no doubt appreciate the physical capabilities of the athletes at the Games. However, it is the mental abilities of the top athletes that he is most impressed with, as he discusses in this clip.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama also had the kindest of words for American gymnast Simone Biles, who made the decision to pull out of the team final for the sake of her mental health.

Mr T, or A Team's B. A. Baracus to many of us, was cheering for his compatriots in the beach volleyball final. April Ross had a silver and bronze to her name but, alongside teammate Alix Klineman, finally got her hands on that gold at Tokyo 2020.

Actress and singer Priyanka Chopra couldn't be more proud of the seven medals athletes from her nation won, posting a montage to her Instagram account of her Indian compatriots' success, including Neeraj Chopra's sensational javelin gold.

American actress Kerry Washington could not believe how successful Jamaica's women have been in the 100m at the Olympic Games, including a 1-2-3 at Tokyo 2020, with Elaine Thompson-Herah winning gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce silver and Shericka Jackson the bronze.

Comedian Amy Schumer was like many of us in jumping from one sport to the next but took time out to laud Allyson Felix. Courtesy of winning bronze in the 400m at Tokyo 2020, Felix became the most decorated Olympic track and field athlete of all time with 11 medals – seven gold, three silvers and one bronze.

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio decked herself in footballing gear to some extent but would be lucky to score a goal in those cowboy boots. Thankfully she just took to social media to support her Brazilian compatriots instead, the men's team going on to win gold, beating Spain in a thriller that went to extra time.


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