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Simone Biles Stumbles on the Beam to Take Bronze Behind Teammate Laurie Hernandez, Handles It Like a Champion

by Alex Ungerman 5:58 PM PDT, August 15, 2016
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Even when they slip, the "Final Five" does not trip!

19-year-old Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles had a rare misstep at the 2016 Rio Games during the balance beam final on Monday, briefly losing her footing and grabbing onto the beam to regain control.

Biles recovered to take bronze in the event, behind gold medal winner Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands and U.S. teammate Laurie Hernandez, who took silver.

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Congratulations, Laurie and Simone!

And Biles did not get down on herself for taking third! Rather, the incredible athlete celebrated her fourth medal on Snapchat.

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"1st olympics - 4th olympic medal (3 gold & 1 bronze)," Biles added on Twitter. "Yall aight out there? bc I'm more than happy! Floor finals tomorrow, so excited."

โ€œThe rest of the routine was still pretty good,โ€ Biles told USA Today of the stumble, "so I canโ€™t be too disappointed in myself."

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That's the attitude of a total champion!

Biles last competition in Rio, the floor exercise final, is on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, Twitter rallied around another amazing U.S. gymnast, Gabby Douglas, after the gold medalist found herself on the receiving end of some online abuse.

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