ABC’s ‘Scandal’: Kerry Washington supports Allyson Felix after shout-out

It was proven earlier this week with Gabby Douglas and the cast of “The Vampire Diaries” — if you are an Olympian and you give a shout-out to one of your favorite shows during a TV interview, they may very well come out with some messages of support.

The newest example? Kerry Washington from ABC’s “Scandal” and American sprinter Allyson Felix — who went on to win the gold medal Thursday in the 200-meters. Prior to this race — and after she revealed to an NBC reporter covering the Games that she had spent some time this week watching the show from her hotel room — Washington sent the following message Felix’s way:

“Hey @allysonfelix – we just all heard about your S/O to @ScandalABC via [co-star] @KatieQLowes AKA Quinn :) Thanks so much!!!!! Best of luck to you!”

Based on the fact that Felix did end up victorious on the night, it does certainly look as though the good-luck message could have given her just an extra boost (not that she really needed one) before one of the biggest events of her life.

What’s especially nice about seeing all of these short-outs by TV stars to Olympians this week is that they are fully cognizant of how much this is their moment — these are sports that tend to fade from the consciousness of many Americans when the Games are not happening, and they really only have one month every four years to reach such a massive audience. Regardless of if you are a major television star or somebody just watching at home, it’s nice to see that these athletes who spend all of their lives training are getting their due recognition.

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