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.