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Simone Biles runs from bee on podium (video)

Simone Biles

Winner Simone Biles of the US reacts as a bee (R) buzzes past during the awards ceremony of the women’s all-around final at the gymnastics world championships in Nanning on October 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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).

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