- 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.”
- 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.
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.
Olympic gymnast Suni Lee, 18, shared some special ink on her arm to her followers on her Instagram story earlier today.
A forever reminder: The athlete could be seen sitting in a tattoo parlor proudly showing off Olympic rings tattooed in black ink on her right forearm alongside her caption “did a thingggg.”
Olympic throwback: first female Asian American Olympic gymnastics medalist serving community as pediatrician
The first female Asian American Olympic gymnastics medalist has been serving her community as a pediatrician for the past decade.
A historic win: Amy Chow, now 43, was the first Asian American woman to win an Olympic medal in gymnastics when she competed in the 1996 Atlanta Games, as stated in Vogue.
Shin Jea-hwan, the men’s vault gold champion whose gymnastics career almost came to an end after a back injury, became the second South Korean gymnast ever to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
Getting the gold: Shin, 23, made his Olympic debut and scored 14.783 points on average after two vaults in the final on Aug. 2, according to the Yonhap News Agency.
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 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.
Teen gymnast lands China’s first gold in women’s gymnastics since 2012, defeats her hero Simone Biles
Guan Chenchen took home China’s first gold in women’s gymnastics since 2012 and defeated her hero, Simone Biles, in the finals.
The victory: Guan, 16, won her first Olympic medal in the balance beam final on Aug. 3.
Hmong American gymnast Suni Lee will now add bronze in her collection of medals won at the Tokyo Games as she takes third place in uneven bars.
What happened: Lee, 18, scored 14.500 at the grand finals on Sunday, despite some missed connections and errors in her routine, according to NBC News.
Suni Lee has become the first Hmong American to ever make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team and is the first gymnast to beat Simone Biles in any phase since 2013.
Making the team: The 18-year-old gymnast secured one of two guaranteed spots on the team as she finished in second place during the two-day event on June 27.
The championships: Suni Lee earned her second consecutive silver medal in the all-around competition and secured second place in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships over the weekend.