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Here’s What Taylor Swift Had to Say About Simone Biles’ ‘Reputation’ Olympic Trials Routine

Simone Biles is in her Reputation era, and the world isn’t ready for it — Taylor Swift included. After the celebrated gymnast used “…Ready for It?” in her show-stopping floor routine at Day 1 of the 2024 Olympic Trials in Minneapolis last week, the pop star sang her praises with a tweet Saturday (June 29) ahead of Team USA’s journey to the Games in Paris next month.

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Biles opened her high-scoring drill Friday (June 28) with the first 30 seconds of Swift’s 2017 track, striking fierce poses before diving into a triple-double flip that one announcer dubbed the “hardest tumbling pass in the entire world.” The 27-year-old athlete walked away with a score of 14.850 in the category and 58.9000 total, making her a frontrunner for the U.S. women’s team.

Needless to say, the Miss Americana herself couldn’t have been prouder. “Watched this so many times and still unready,” she commented on a video of the routine on X. “She’s ready for it tho👏👏👏🥇🇺🇸❤️”

On Sunday (June 30), Biles performed the routine again, at one point soaring 12 feet in the air with a particularly impressive flip. She ended Day 2 with an all-around score of 117.225 and was selected for Team USA for the third time in her career, having previously won gold at the 2016 Games.

Swift has long been a supporter of Biles. When the athlete made her grand return to the Tokyo Games in 2021 after withdrawing from her previously scheduled events due to mental health reasons, the 14-time Grammy winner starred in a promo video cheering on the world champion’s resilience.

“Throughout the last week, her voice has been as significant as her talents,” Swift said in the NBC ad. “Her honesty as beautiful as the perfection that had long been her signature. But don’t you see? It still is. She is perfectly human. And that’s what makes it so easy to call her a hero.”

“I’m crying 🥺🤍 how special. I love you @taylorswift13,” Biles tweeted after the video aired, to which Swift responded, “I cried watching YOU. I feel so lucky to have gotten to watch you all these years, but this week was a lesson in emotional intelligence and resilience. We all learned from you. Thank you.”

Watch Biles’ Reputation-inspired floor routine and see Swift’s tweet below.

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