U.S. gymnast Suni Lee receives her gold medal after winning the Olympic women’s all-around competition. pic.twitter.com/wSgd85FELa— The Recount (@therecount) July 29, 2021
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Lee is the fifth straight American to claim victory in the all-around Olympic final. Rebeca Andrade of Brazil won silver and Angelina Melnikova of Russia took home the bronze.
With a total of 57.433 points, Lee edged out Andrade, who became the first Latin American athlete to earn a gymnastics all-around medal. Lee’s spectacular uneven bars set ― the hardest one executed in the competition so far ― secured her lead in the final, according to The Associated Press.
Video showed Lee’s family and friends in Minnesota watching her soar to victory, with dozens screaming in delight when it was clear she was going to take home the top prize.
″[T]he people i do it all for,” Lee wrote in a tweet that included video of her loved ones’ reactions. “I LOVE YOU ALL.”
Golden reaction for a golden moment! 🥇— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 29, 2021
@sunisalee_'s family witnessing her historic win!#TokyoOlympics | #OlympicHERstory | @OnHerTurf pic.twitter.com/WcrZv3llaB