Unearthed Video Shows Simone Biles Abandoning Podium After an Unexpected Attack by a Bee

Published 05/05/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Sunisa Lee and Simone Biles of Team United States look on during warm-ups prior to the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Simone Biles is known for her complex routines on the mat, easily pulling off dangerous moves with high difficulty levels. And it seems that while the Olympic Champion is not afraid of breaking her neck on the mat, bees can shake her much more easily.

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Standing atop the podium of the 2014 World Championships, a shiny gold medal around her neck, Biles hadn’t realized there was a bee sitting on her bouquet. It was only once Iordache (silver) pointed it out that Biles went into panic mode. Her reaction would easily break into anyone’s top 10 podium moments.

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The 2014 World Championships

Biles missed the start of the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury. However, this didn’t deter the gymnast from defending her titles at the US and World Championships. At the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China, Biles won her second consecutive world all-around title. In addition, Biles became the first woman in 40 years to win four gold medals at a single World Championships.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States poses with the bronze medal during the Women’s Balance Beam Final medal ceremony on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

She bagged the team, all-around, balance beam, and floor exercise gold, along with a silver medal on the vault. It was the most medals won by an American woman at the world championships stage, the previous record being Shannon Miller’s five. And Biles was only 17. It was just the beginning of a gold-spangled legendary career that gave her the rightful title of the GOAT.

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What is Simone Biles doing now?

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During the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Simone Biles caught a case of the ‘twisties’ and withdrew from multiple events. Ever since, the athlete has been focusing on her mental health, taking a break from competition. While there has been no news about her return from the hiatus, Biles has been active off-arena.

Biles decided to focus on her relationships with her friends and family in the meantime. Earlier this year, Biles got engaged to NFL player Jonathan Owens. Their wedding is said to be set for next year. Recently, Biles partnered up with Snapchat for her own reality show called ‘Daring Simone Biles’. She has also launched an all-new Athleta Girl x Simone Biles collaboration.

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At the same time, Biles has become somewhat of a spokesperson for mental health issues amongst athletes. The fans eagerly await her return to the competition. Hopefully, we will get to see more wholesome moments of Biles on the podium with her fellow competitors.

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Mansi Jain

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Mansi Jain is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Bachelor's degree in Multimedia and Mass Communication from the University of Delhi and has also previously interned for HT Media. She is always one mention of Yuzuru Hanyu away from delivering an hour-long speech about the athlete's legacy.

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