Sunisa Lee has made history. She will be the first Hmong American to represent the United States at the Olympics.
Lee assured her spot on the women’s gymnastics team by placing second at the Olympic trials, reports NBC Sports. She scored a total of 115.832 points, second to Simone Bile’s score of 118.098 .
“This means so much to me,” Lee said. “I’ve worked so hard for the past couple of years, and to just go on the floor and do everything I was supposed to do feels amazing.”
You can check out her highlights below.
Biles and Lee will be joined by Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum.
Team U.S.A. is expected to go into the Olympics as the favorite to win gold.
“Each person on this team brings something for each event,” Lee said, according to USA Today. “I think we’re going to do pretty good overall.”
Many in the Hmong American community are already pointing to Lee with pride.
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