Suni Lee’s dad gifted a custom wheelchair by fellow Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles
John Lee, the father of Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee, received a new wheelchair from decorated gymnast and his daughter’s teammate, Simone Biles, last week. Why he needed a wheelchair: In 2019, John fell off a ladder while trying to help a neighbor trim a tree. The accident left him with a spinal cord injury, which left him paralyzed from the chest down, as per NBC News.news.yahoo.com
Suni Lee dedicates her gold medal to her father who 'deserves it as much as I do'
Suni Lee was reunited with her family for the first time since she left for the Olympics and she draped her gold medal around her father’s neck. Draping the medal: During her interview with Today Show, Lee was reunited with her family and presented her parents with the medals she earned. This follows the Thai Olympian who also presented her gold medal to her father on July 30.news.yahoo.com
Teen Olympian Suni Lee seen cheering for her Chinese opponent in balance beam final
Gymnastics star Suni Lee was seen cheering for her Chinese opponent during the balance beam final competition on Tuesday. Cheering for a rival: After finishing her routine, Lee became a delighted spectator to China's Guan Chenchen as she performed her own set, reported Insider. Lee was filmed clapping, shouting "Come on!" and encouraging the 16-year-old athlete during the routine.news.yahoo.com
Simone Biles wins bronze in balance beam after withdrawing from other Tokyo Olympics events
She'd dropped out of numerous other events at the Tokyo Games, citing mental health issues. The bronze was Biles' seventh Olympic medal, putting her in a tie for the most ever for an American gymnast.cbsnews.com
Texas Tough: These women are making headlines in Tokyo
Simone Biles will compete. That’s the word from Japan regarding the elite gymnast from Spring. After withdrawing from several Olympic events due to a condition dubbed the ‘twisties’, a resilient Biles appears to be ready to compete on the balance beam. All-around champ Sunisa Lee is also in the beam line-up very early Tuesday morning.
Suni Lee looks to shine again, Houston women ready to compete in other events
Before we look to what’s on the Olympic line-up on this Saturday night in Houston, let’s fast forward to early tomorrow morning. Expect to wake up to a lot of spoilers if you sleep through the next gymnastics events in Tokyo.
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