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Suni Lee returns to beam, floor and vault at Core Hydration Classic

Suni Lee is continuing her quest to make the Paris Olympics team. The Hmong American gymnast competed on beam, floor and fault at the Core Hydration Classic on Saturday.

Samantha Peszek, a 2008 Beijing Olympic team silver medalist, noted on NBC’s broadcast that she looked “so strong and so much healthier” in training than what Peszek had seen her last year.

Lee powered through her floor routine with a few errors, earning a 13.00. She scored 13.150 on vault, completing the event with a clean landing.

The reigning Olympic all-around champion won beam after scores were reviewed, beating out former Olympic teammate Simone Biles.

“I feel actually pretty good,” Lee told reporters during a press conference after Saturday’s competition. “I think I’m starting to build a lot more confidence on beam which is super important because that’s always like going to be one of the events that it comes down to for me.”

The 21-year-old is not trying to be too hard on herself.

“I’m just trying to give myself some grace and realize that I’m just not where I want to be quite yet,” she told reporters. “But it’s only gonna get better and I think that it’s just super important to take it day by day and not try and focus on the Olympics because it is a couple of months out. But, we’re just not fully ready yet and that’s okay because I don’t want to be fully ready at this time yet, anyways.” 

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