Suni Lee wins bronze in uneven parallel bars

Third medal for the first Hmong American to compete for Team USA in the Olympics, Sunisa Lee

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Sunisa Lee on Sunday won a bronze in the uneven parallel bars competition, reports Axios.

This is her third medal of the Tokyo Olympics having won a gold in the all around competition and a silver in the team competition.

“Yeah, it’s really cool,” Lee said to Yahoo Sports. “I just wish the bronze medal was on beam or something. … Bars is something I cherish.”

According to the Opelika Auburn News, the future Auburn Tiger hit her wrist on the high bar early in the routine, but quickly recovered to score a 14.5.

“It really sucks because this wasn’t the bar routine I was supposed to do or wanted to do,” Lee said. “Bars is, like, my thing. I’m just kind of sad about it.”

Lee watched 7 contenders compete after her and did not expect her score to hold up.

Belgium’s Nina Derwael bested her on the bars with a 15.2 to take gold. Russia’s Anastasia Iliankova took silver with a 14.833

Lee gave Derwael a high five after it became apparent she would win.

You can check out Lee’s routine on the uneven parallel bars here.

Lee has one more event left, the finals on the beam on Tuesday.

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