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Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee sets her sights on Paris 2024

  • Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee, 19, is set to end her National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) career at Auburn University to begin training for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
  • The Hmong American athlete made the announcement on Tuesday via a video posted on Twitter, in which she bids farewell to Auburn.
  • "This will be my last season competing at Auburn University. My focus right now is to make it the most incredible season yet and to be the best teammate I can be," she says in the video. "I am so excited to share that after this season I will be returning to elite gymnastics. I have my sights set on Paris in 2024, and I know what I have to do to get there." 
  • At the Tokyo Olympics last year, Lee won gold in the 2020 women’s all-around gymnastics event. She also won a bronze medal in uneven bars and took home silver with Team USA.
  • She had a prolific career while at Auburn, having finished first in the balance beam and second in the all-around behind Trinity Thomas in the 2022 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship.

Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee has announced on Twitter that she is ending her National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) career at Auburn University to begin training for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to experience that once-in-a-lifetime feeling and the indescribable emotion when a gold medal is draped around your neck,” the 19-year-old athlete says in a video posted on Tuesday. “But I don’t want it to be just once in a lifetime.”

Suni Lee might not compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics

  • While speaking with People during the Women's Sports Foundation’s 2022 Annual Salute to Women in Sports gala on Wednesday, Hmong American Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee, 19, shared that she has yet to make a decision about trying out to participate in the upcoming Olympics.
  • "I don't know. Yeah, I'm still making a decision," Lee was quoted as saying. "I'm definitely starting to take it day by day, just trying to figure out what I want to do, and yeah, hopefully."
  • The Minnesota native, who is currently a student at Auburn University, made history as the first Hmong American Olympic gymnast.
  • While competing during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she took home gold in the individual all-around event in women's artistic gymnastics, becoming the first Asian American athlete to do so.

Hmong American Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee revealed on Wednesday that she is unsure of competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

While speaking with People during the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2022 Annual Salute to Women in Sports gala, Lee, 19, shared that she has yet to make a decision about trying out to participate in the upcoming Olympics.

Young girl spellbinds the internet with insanely flexible moves in viral video

Young girl’s gymnastic skills spellbinds the internet

A video of an extremely flexible girl performing gymnastic stunts has recently gone viral on social media. 

Spellbound: The video, which was posted on Twitter with the caption “Spellbound,” was shared by Indian Police Service officer Ankita Sharma on Nov. 27. It has received over 310,000 views and more than 22,000 likes as of this writing.   

Daughter of Olympian becomes the first female gymnast to win a medal for South Korea in Tokyo Games

Yeo Seo-jeong made Korean Olympic history by winning Korea’s first-ever medal in women’s gymnastics as well as being a part of South Korea’s first father-daughter duo to both win Olympic medals. 

Making history: Yeo, 19, took home a bronze medal in women’s vaulting after averaging 14.733 points on Aug. 1, reported the Yonhap News Agency.

Chinese gymnast Zou Jingyuan receives highest score in parallel bars at the Tokyo Games

Zou Jingyuan

Chinese gymnast Zou Jingyuan made history on Tuesday after winning gold in parallel bars and receiving the highest score any gymnast had ever received at the Tokyo Games.

A massive win: Zou beat Germany’s Lukas Dauser and Turkey’s Ferhat Arican in the grand finals with a final score of 16.233, ESPN reported. The event took place at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre.