Simone Biles runs from bee on podium (video)
The biggest scare Simone Biles received Friday came after she repeated as World all-around champion in Nanning, China.
It came during the medal ceremony, after the U.S. anthem cut off early [like the men’s 400m individual medley at the Beijing Olympics] and she turned to pose for photos.
“There was a bee on my flowers and then [Romanian silver medalist] Larisa [Iordache] told me, so I tried to get the bee off and then the bee chased me, and then it got on [U.S. bronze medalist] Kyla [Ross],” she said. “I just don’t do bugs.”
Biles will likely be back on the podium this weekend as she goes for three more medals in apparatus finals (broadcast schedule here).