Aug 1, 2021 - Sports

Suni Lee wins bronze medal in uneven bars

Suni Lee
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U.S. gymnast Sunisa "Suni" Lee won her 3rd Olympic medal on Sunday, taking home bronze in the individual uneven bars event.

Driving the news: Also on Sunday, U.S. gymnast MyKayla Skinner won the silver medal in the vault on Sunday after stepping in for Simone Biles, who withdrew from the event to prioritize her mental health and well-being.

  • Lee, who is 18 years old, is the first Hmong American to compete in the Olympics and is also the first Asian American to earn gold in the gymnastics individual all-around.
  • Nina Derwael of Belgium won gold in the uneven bars and Anastasia Ilyankova of Russia won silver.

What to watch: Lee will compete in the finals for the balance beam on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

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