USA Gymnast Sunisa Lee Decides to Take a Break From Social Media to Focus on the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 08/03/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics – Artistic – Women’s Individual All-Around – Final – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – July 29, 2021. Sunisa Lee of the United States gestures. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


The US Gymnast Sunisa Lee has indicated that she might take a break from social media. Following her bronze medal-winning performance in the uneven bars event at the Tokyo Olympics, Lee stated that she intends to “stay off social media for a little bit.”

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Sunisa Lee has displayed extreme dedication and skill in her performance so far at the Tokyo Olympics. She has clinched a gold, silver, and bronze medal till now. Possibly, Lee will compete for her fourth medal without much of a social media presence.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics – Artistic – Women’s Individual All-Around – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – July 29, 2021. Gold medallist Sunisa Lee of the United States kisses her medal in front of the olympic rings. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Lee admitted that she “put too much pressure” on herself after winning the gold medal. She claimed she got distracted a little after the gold and that contributed to her errors on the apparatus in the women’s uneven bars final on Sunday, her specialty event.

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It was her belief that the bronze medal probably means more to her than the gold medal in the All-Around event. Since this was the event that she thought was her forte, Lee confessed that she was kind of sad that she got only a bronze.

“There were so many times in my bar routine where I could have just given up and jumped off but I didn’t and now I have a bronze medal,” she said. “I thought I was done.”

Sunisa Lee and Simone Biles will compete in the beam final 

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The Balance Beam Final is the last event for the women’s Artistic Gymnastics this year. This will be Biles’ first event since she halted her Olympic run last week to focus on her mental health. Lee’s father sent his best wishes to both Sunisa and Simone and expressed his support for the gymnasts.

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The negativity that the athletes have to face on social media should be secondary to such displays of immense trust and pride. Yet, it is human to let the mind wander about things that one might not ideally wish to focus on. Hence, it is completely understandable that Lee would want to take a break to focus on her goals. 

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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