With the Olympic trials just three weeks away, Suni Lee placed second to Simone Biles in the U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Championship.
The strong finished placed the Hmong American among the 18 women invited to compete on the U.S. National Team and in the upcoming Olympic trials, according to NBC Sports.
Her spectacular effort came despite an issue with her ankle that causes her to walk with a limp, reported KARE. She placed second overall, but first in the uneven parallel bars.
The performance follows last month’s shaky effort that some feared would remove her from contention of being the first Hmong American to ever represent the U.S. at the Olympics.
You can check out her floor exercise and vault at the championship here.
Lee’s father fell from a ladder in 2019 and is partially paralyzed. He has vowed to make it to Tokyo to see her daughter compete should she make the Olympic team.
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