6 Times Simone Biles Broke The Internet

Thanks to her incredible athleticism and domination in the sport of gymnastics, Simone Biles is now a household name in the United States and around the world. 

But Biles isn’t just well-known because she is an amazing athlete! Her bubbly personality and relatable demeanor have made her popular, and even viral.

Here are just a few of the many times Biles set the internet on fire, either with her skills, silliness, or something else entirely.

1. The bee incident at the 2014 World Championships

A lot of the world did not yet know Simone Biles in 2014, as that was before her Olympic debut in 2016, but the gymnastics world sure had a good laugh watching her run from a bee at the 2014 World Championships.

Biles won the all-around competition and was on the podium when a bee was attracted to the yellow flowers in her bouquet. Either forgetting that she was on an international stage receiving an award or simply not caring, Biles ran off the podium trying to avoid the bee. Her antics set the internet aflame as people made memes, jokes, and loved Biles’s relatableness.

2. Her 2016 Olympics wins.

For people who only watch gymnastics when it comes to the Olympic stage, many met Biles at the 2016 Olympics. The internet went crazy for this pint-sized American hero who won five medals and dominated on the floor. Biles won all-around, vault, floor, took third on beam, and was part of the USA team that won gold. 

3. Meeting Zac Efron

Right before the 2016 Olympic Games, Biles talked frequently in interviews about how much she loved Zac Efron, not thinking her comments would lead anywhere. 

Soon, the two celebrities began having Twitter exchanges, with Efron wishing Biles luck at the Olympic Trials, at the Olympics, and more. After the Olympics, the Final Five thought they were being interviewed by the Today Show, but they were really meeting Zac Efron! 

The internet went nuts for these girls getting to be normal teenagers and fan-girling over Efron right after they won the team Olympic title. 

4. “Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals.”

During her time on “Dancing with the Stars,” one particular line Biles said on the show had Twitter quickly rallying on her side. 

The judges criticized her for not showing enough emotion in her routines, giving slightly harsh feedback. Biles was not smiling after hearing this, and show host Tom Bergerson asked her why she did not look happy. “Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals,” she quickly fired back. 

That evening, the internet was full of support for Biles, agreeing that it was a sexist thing to ask her.

5. The Moana dance on DWTS Disney night.

Luckily, Biles’ time on DWTS also had the internet talking for a positive reason. Though all of her dances were great, during Disney night she danced as Moana, and the crowd loved it. The dance played to all of her strengths as a gymnast, adding lots of tricks and some flips, making it her most memorable dance of the season. 

6. Tumbling videos before the 2019 U.S. Classic.

Most recently, the internet went crazy for Biles when not just one, but two incredible tumbling videos came out on Twitter right before the U.S. Classic. First came a video of her doing a double layout up to two eight-inch mats. 

A fan tweeted his shock that she could train that skill up to that height, and Twitter went nuts for Biles’ iconic reply. 

As if that wasn’t enough excitement, the Olympic Channel then tweeted a video of Biles doing a triple double. Understandably, there was excitement from Twitter fans to say the least!

Simone Biles has shocked the internet and the world many times with her greatness. With more competitions coming up this summer and the 2020 Olympics on the horizon, it is safe to say she will continue to create chaos in the online world for awhile to come. 

Laurie Hernandez To Return At November National Team Camp

A little over one year after returning to training and less than one year before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, Laurie Hernandez is making her first official steps to making the Olympic team. The 2016 Olympic gold medalist has accepted an invite to attend the November national team camp beginning Nov. 15.

Italy, Tang Xijing & Angelina Melnikova Made Big Statements At 2019 Worlds

Tokyo 2020 is coming, and while the USA team is dominating the world stage and getting the hype it deserves, it’s worth taking a look at the U.S.’ top competitors. The 2019 World Championship held in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 4-13, gave us a preview of which other athletes and teams we should look out for at next year’s Olympics. 

Shawn Johnson & Husband Andrew East Celebrate Birth Of First Baby

The long-awaited arrival of “Baby East” has finally come! Shawn Johnson East and her husband professional football player Andrew East welcomed their bundle of joy into the world, announcing it via Instagram Monday, and their baby is every bit as precious as you’d expect.

Sunisa Lee Wins Floor Silver, Simone Biles Breaks More Records

The second day of event finals had so many memorable moments it was difficult to narrow down the biggest headlines of the day. Although there were many more exciting moments, here are the three biggest headlines of the day from the final day of the 2019 World Championships. 

Simone Biles, Carlos Yulo Make History In Worlds Event Finals

The first day of event finals at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was historic and exciting for both the men and women. Simone Biles continued to set new records as she added to her record-breaking medal haul with vault gold. Carlos Yulo became the first Philippine gymnastics world champion with his win on floor. 

Worlds Men's All-Around: Nagornyy Wins, Mikulak Narrowly Misses Podium

The top 24 qualifying men competed in artistic gymnastics all-around finals at the 2019 World Championships, and the competition was an exciting one down to the very last minute. Here are the top three headlines from this competition! 

Simone Biles Makes History With Fifth World All-Around Title

Winning her 22nd World Championship medal, Simone Biles earned women's all-around gold at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships with a score of 58.999. Tang Xijing of China and Angelina Melnikova of Russia were the silver and bronze medalists, respectively.

Russia Wins Its First Men's Team Gold At World Championships

The men’s team final at the 2019 World Championships caused a ton of excitement as the top eight teams came together and battled it out for the title. Here are the top three headlines from this competition, which was close all the way to the finish. 

USA Women Triumph In Gymnastics Team Finals Again

The first medals of the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Championships were awarded today with the women's team gold going to Team USA for the fifth consecutive World Championships. But that's not the only top story of today's competition.

Top Storylines From Men's Qualification Day 2 At Worlds

Day Two of men’s artistic gymnastics qualifications certainly had its surprises, but now that all the dust has settled, teams, all-arounders, and event finals are decided and the men are preparing for finals on Wednesday.