See the Moment Sunisa Lee's Family Realizes She Won the Gold Medal in Gymnastics All-Around
On Thursday, the first-time Olympian beat Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade (who took home the silver) and Russia’s Angelina Melnikova (who landed the bronze). The achievement makes Lee the fifth consecutive American woman to win the title at the Games.
And while she had the entire country cheering her on, Lee definitely had quite the support system back in Minnesota, where her family and friends held a watch party to witness her compete.
Lucky for us, there were cameras in the room that captured their priceless reaction when they realized Lee won the gold. In one of the clips, we see a room full of people eagerly awaiting the results of the all-around event. After a few moments, the crowd erupts into smiles, screams and hugs.
And from another angle.
The big win comes just one day after we learned that Simone Biles wouldn’t be participating in today’s events. On Wednesday, USA Gymnastics released a statement revealing that Biles would not compete in the all-around portion of the Games. “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health,” part of the statement read. “We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”
Congrats, Suni! We are (almost) as proud of you as your family and friends.
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