Simone Biles won the bronze medal in the women's individual balance beam final early Tuesday morning in the United States (Tuesday evening in Tokyo). The six-time Olympic medalist returned to the floor for the first time since her withdrawal from the team final event. Biles withdrew from the other four individual event finals (for which she had qualified), but returned to compete for an individual medal on the balance beam. She overcame the "twisties" she was experiencing and delivered a very good performance, scoring a 14.000 to leave Tokyo on a high note.
Her accomplishment coaxed sports and entertainment stars to flood her timeline with supportive messages...
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian all time, took time to salute Simone on his Instagram story:
Tennis icon and equality champion, Billie Jean King, had some encouraging words for Simone:
Nadia Comaneci definitely knows how hard it is to medal in gymnastics:
Fellow two-time Olympian, Simone Manuel, tweeted her support:
Her fellow "grandma" on the team, Mykayla Skinner, showed her some love:
Adam Rippon knows a thing or two about comebacks:
And finally, Taylor Swift and Simone had this cute exchange after the event: