“I’m a Lot Stronger”: Suni Lee Confirms Plans For Paris Olympics 2024 and Much More

Published 11/23/2021, 11:48 AM EST


Minnesota sensation, Suni Lee, is well known for her mesmerizing moves on the global platform. Her journey as a gymnast started when she was 6 and since then, she continues to impress fans with her amazing performances.

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Being the 2020 Olympic all-around champion, the star gymnast showcased her talent to the world. From an athlete to now a celebrity, Suni has turned into an absolute fan-favorite.

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Soon after the Olympic games, Suni joined the reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and attained immense success. However, the young athlete still has a few more goals on her list, and Paris 2024 is one of them.

Lee’s next goal- 2024 Paris Olympics

From gymnastics to dance, the Olympic champion had a lot on her plate this season. Hence, the holiday season now has been of great help for her mental health.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 25: Sunisa Lee of Team United States competes on uneven bars day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Emerging victorious this year, the athlete dreams of competing at the highest level again. Along with the 2024 Paris Olympics, her list includes the 2022 and 2023 World Championships too.

“I want to pass my first year of college, and then I want to go for another World Championship in 2022 and 2023 and another Olympics in 2024,” said Lee.

She further acknowledged the positive changes she went through during the Olympics. Participating in the competition helped her realize her own potential.

It taught me that I’m a lot stronger than I thought. I can do anything I put my mind to and be good under pressure when I have to be,” she added.

Suni Lee shares her pre-Olympic feelings

The 18-year-old won three medals in total at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, she recently shared how she was uncertain about her appearance before the inauguration of the tournament.

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – JUNE 25: Sunisa Lee competes on beam during day 2 of the women’s 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics at America’s Center on June 25, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

“Honestly, going into this year it was a really big struggle. I was thinking I should chill for a little bit and not do gymnastics, just focus on myself because at that point, honestly, my gymnastics was very bad,” shared Lee.

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Lee found it hard to focus. She revealed there was even a point when she almost decided to quit.

I wasn’t in the gym and I was just in my head too much, so it was hard for me to stay focused on the goal. There was a point where I was ready to just be done with gymnastics.

Undoubtedly, the year has been a difficult one for Lee; regardless, she has triumphed in every way possible. Despite everything, the athlete gave her best and became the 2020 Olympic all-around champion in style.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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