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‘It really hits my soul’: Suni Lee shares she battled impostor syndrome after her Olympic gold win

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  • Olympic gold medalist and star gymnast Suni Lee recently shared in an interview with ESPN that she suffered from anxiety and self-doubt after hearing reactions to her performance at last year’s Tokyo Olympics.
  • "I feel like, after the Olympics, there's just been so much doubt in like, 'Oh, she shouldn't have won Olympics [sic], blah, blah, blah,' and it really hits my soul," she said.
  • The Auburn University student shared that Jeff Graba, one of her coaches, has helped her “put things into perspective.” She also said she writes in a journal to help her cope with her anxiety.
  • During her first season as a college gymnast earlier this year, Lee made history as the second Auburn gymnast to score two perfect scores of 10.

Olympic gold medalist and star gymnast Suni Lee has revealed that she struggled with anxiety and self-doubt following her all-around victory at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.

During an interview with ESPN on Monday, Lee shared that she experienced what she referred to as “impostor syndrome,” noting that the anxiety she felt almost stopped her from joining subsequent competitions.

Suni Lee disables comments on pic with boyfriend after ‘so much hate’ for her interracial relationship

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  • Three-time Olympian Suni Lee has disabled comments on her Instagram post featuring her boyfriend.
  • The disabling comes on the heels of Lee’s comment earlier this month that she had received “so much hate” over her interracial relationship.

Suni Lee has disabled comments on her Instagram post featuring her boyfriend after she revealed earlier this month that she’d been receiving “so much hate” over her interracial relationship.

The three-time Olympian left a comment on a fan’s TikTok video, talking about the hate she received from the Hmong American community after going public with her new relationship. 

Suni Lee addresses hate surrounding relationship with Black boyfriend in TikTok comment

  • Three-time Olympic medalist in gymnastics Suni Lee posted a photo revealing her new relationship last week.
  • In response to a supporter’s video, she wrote that she’d been receiving hate from the Hmong American community.
  • “They support me when it’s beneficial for them, never when it comes to my happiness,” she said. 

Three-time Olympic medalist Suni Lee went public with her new relationship via Instagram last week.

Lee, now a freshman at Auburn University, poses in the photo alongside her new boo with a caption that includes a single white heart emoji. 

Hmong American Olympian Suni Lee named Female Athlete of the Year by Sports Illustrated

Sunisa Lee SI Female Athlete of the Year

Sunisa “Suni” Lee, a first-generation Hmong American Olympian who won three medals at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, was named alongside swimmer Caeleb Dressel as Athletes of the Year at the 2021 Sports Illustrated Awards.

New achievement: Lee, 18, was named by the American sports magazine as Female Athlete of the Year, while Dressel was named the Male Athlete of the Year. The awards show was held at Hollywood’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida on Tuesday, according to Sports Illustrated.

First Hmong American gold medalist Suni Lee allegedly pepper sprayed in anti-Asian attack in LA

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Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee said in a recent interview that she was the target of an anti-Asian attack in Los Angeles where she was pepper-sprayed and told to “go back to where they came from.”

Racist attack: The 18-year-old athlete, who became the first Hmong American gymnast to make it to the Olympics, told Pop Sugar that she requested an Uber with her Asian friends when a group in a passing car shouted racist slurs, such as “ching chong,” at them.

Suni Lee’s dad gifted a custom wheelchair by fellow Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles

John Lee, the father of Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee, received a new wheelchair from decorated gymnast and his daughter’s teammate, Simone Biles, last week.

Why he needed a wheelchair: In 2019, John fell off a ladder while trying to help a neighbor trim a tree. The accident left him with a spinal cord injury, which left him paralyzed from the chest down, as per NBC News.