- An Olympic debut to remember! When Suni arrived in Tokyo, she became the first ever Hmong American gymnast to compete at the Olympics. Now, she’s headed home to an extremely proud family with her name in the history books AND Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals!
- Imagine having a whole day named in your honor? To celebrate Suni’s Gold Medal performance, Mayor Carter of Suni’s hometown St. Paul, MN officially declared July 30th, 2021 be “Sunisa Lee Day” as a way to thank Suni for being an inspiration!
- What does Suni have planned after an incredible Olympics? She’s going to college! Just days after competing in Tokyo, Suni will be moving into the dorms at Auburn University. She’s excited to experience college and just be one of the freshmen!
- Her gymnastics career began in her backyard! When Suni was about 7 years old, her dad, John, built Suni her very own balance beam to practice on since their family couldn’t afford a real one. Crafted from wood, the beam is still in their yard to this day!
- But first, dance party! Last year, Suni revealed that she’s very superstitious, and one of those superstitions includes having a solo dance party before every meet. After she does hair and makeup, Suni likes to get her energy up by dancing. We NEED this playlist!