Suni Lee has done it again.
After winning the Olympic gymnastics all-around title Thursday night, becoming the fifth consecutive American woman to do so, Lee added another medal to her collection. The 18-year-old claimed bronze in the uneven bars final on Sunday.
With a score of 14.500, Lee secured her second individual medal behind Belgium’s Nina Derwael, who scored 15.200, and Anastasia Ilyankova of the Russian Olympic Committee, who won silver with a score of 14.833.
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Lee, who specializes in uneven bars, didn’t expect her score to hold for a spot on the podium after leading off the event Sunday. Though disappointed with the result given her expectations, Lee was fortunate to walk away with more hardware after other gymnasts faltered during their own routines.
“It really sucks because this wasn’t the bar routine I was supposed to do or wanted to do,” she said. “Bars is, like, my thing.”
Lee is the first Hmong-American Olympic gymnast and the first Hmong-American Olympic gold medalist. She also won silver with Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum during the team final.
The Minnesota native will have one more chance at a medal in Tokyo when she competes in the balance beam final on Tuesday.