Minnesota native Suni Lee just won GOLD in the women’s gymnastics all-around finals at the Tokyo Olympics:
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 29, 2021
And here are her parents watching it happen (it’s getting a little dusty in here):
— Gia Vang (@Gia_Vang) July 29, 2021
She’s called her dad her biggest fan:
"My dad has been through the whole journey with me and the Olympics was like our dream." ❤️
Suni Lee's biggest fan has always been her dad, and the special bond they have built continues to offer a steady guidance for her on the competition floor.#TokyoOlympics | @sunisalee_ pic.twitter.com/IN6nka3am0
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 28, 2021
And, oh, man:
Suni Lee’s dad saw her talent when she was young. He couldn’t afford to buy her a balance beam at their house, so he built her one.
Every athlete has a story and this young lady just wrote a heck of a chapter.
— 𝙻𝚊𝚞𝚛𝚊 𝙰. 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚜 (@LauraHarrisNBC5) July 29, 2021
This means an American as won the all-around since 2004:
SUNI LEE WINS GOLD IN THE ALL-AROUND 🥇
An American woman has won every Olympic all-around since 2004! pic.twitter.com/oOcIeBvsRU
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 29, 2021
And “the dynasty continues”:
— Jeff D #TeamUSA 🇺🇸 (@JeffDLowe) July 29, 2021
Up next? Let’s see that she gets paid:
Suni Lee will be an awesome case study in NIL when she gets home from the Olympics/heads to Auburn.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) July 29, 2021