Swift retorted with praise for Biles’ performance in Tokyo.
Due to mental health concerns, the gymnast withdrew from the team and individual finals, but returned to win bronze on the balance beam on Tuesday.
Swift writes, “I wept watching YOU.”
“I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to watch you grow over the years,” Swift said, “but this week was a lesson in emotional intelligence and resilience.” “Thank you for teaching us all. “I appreciate it.”
Biles told reporters on Tuesday that a sports psychologist had helped her feel “more level-headed” in the lead-up to the beam finals.
“I was cleared to do beam, which I honestly didn’t think I’d be cleared to do last night,” she said.
Biles also said she would treasure the bronze ― her seventh Olympic medal ― all the more after everything she’d been through.