Crew USA gymnast Suni Lee is locked-in forward of the stability beam ultimate on the Tokyo Olympics.
After she gained gold within the ladies’s particular person all-around gymnastics ultimate final Thursday, adopted by a bronze medal within the ladies’s uneven bars ultimate on Sunday, Lee will compete within the stability beam ultimate on Tuesday — with out a lot of a social media presence.
USA Gymnastics confirmed each Lee and Simone Biles will compete within the beam ultimate, marking Biles’ first occasion since she paused her Olympic run to concentrate on her psychological well being final week.
To make sure that she’s totally ready for Tuesday’s occasion, the 18-year-old Lee stated she plans to “keep off social media for slightly bit.”
“I’ll in all probability settle down slightly bit and simply concentrate on what I must do particularly as a result of we’re coming to the tip,” Lee informed reporters on Sunday. “I wish to simply do the perfect I can and finish it off good.”
“I’m in all probability going to delete Twitter,” she stated, admitting, “Instagram just isn’t as dangerous as a result of I can’t actually see what individuals say, however [on] Twitter it’s simply really easy to see all the things. So I’m in all probability going to have to finish up deleting that.”
Lee’s account continues to be lively as of Monday morning, the place she despatched a short message congratulating American teammate Jade Carey on profitable gold within the flooring competitors.
“I’M SO PROUD. so deserving,” the Missouri native wrote with crying and coronary heart emojis.
Lee famous that TikTok is her “getaway app,” including, “It’s simply so enjoyable.”
Lee stated she “put an excessive amount of stress” on herself and “bought distracted and misplaced focus slightly bit after I gained the gold medal” — which contributed to her errors on the equipment within the ladies’s uneven bars ultimate on Sunday, her signature occasion.
“This medal in all probability means extra to be than the all-around gold medal did, simply because bars is my factor,” she stated after profitable bronze. “To mess it up like this, I used to be simply sort of unhappy about it.”
“There have been so many occasions in my bar routine the place I might have simply gave up and jumped off however I didn’t and now I’ve a bronze medal,” she stated. “I assumed I used to be achieved.”