So much of the gymnastics narrative has revolved around Simone Biles in the last week or so, and for good reason. Simone, the greatest gymnast in history, without argument, has also now become a great role model for mental health awareness, and we admire her today more than ever, if that’s even possible. But in Simone’s absence, the competition continued, and someone had to win the gold medal in the All-Around, aka the competition for best overall gymnast.
And that someone was Suni Lee.
It wasn’t by fluke, either. If you’ve followed us in the past month or so, leading up to the Olympics, you know how much we love Suni, and how much we’ve been rooting for her. Our Golden reviews speak for themselves. But not everyone was as familiar with her as they were with Simone, who was already a star, even outside of her sport. Hopefully, now, people will know Suni’s name. And her history.
Here are some of the best tweets celebrating the new Olympic All-Around Champion, Sunisa Lee: