“Don’t Know the Code” : US Gymnast Suni Lee Stuck After Locking Olympic Gold Medal in Safe

Published 11/05/2021, 1:59 PM EDT
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


Young Olympic sensation, Suni Lee has been in the spotlight since her incredible outing in Tokyo Olympics 2020. Notably, the 18-year-old clinched her first-ever Olympic gold medal at her maiden mega-quadrennial games.

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Winning an Olympic medal is undoubtedly the biggest of achievements. Given the prestige of the medal, Suni secured her medal in a safe. However, turns out, the American star might have kept the medal a little too safe from everyone, including herself.

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Suni Lee’s hilarious update on her Olympic medal

Suni Lee represented team USA gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. However, entering the Olympics, it was gymnastics GOAT, Simone Biles, who was the favorite to clinch the podium finishes. Unfortunately, citing her mental health concerns, the reigning champion had to withdraw from the finals.

When the American Olympic title was up for grabs, Suni Lee stepped up and brought home the title. Suni won the gold medal in the women’s artistic individual all-around event. She also reached the podium in the women’s uneven bars event. Alongside team USA, she clinched the bronze medal in the women’s team all-around event.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Sunisa Lee of Team United States poses with her gold medal after winning the Women’s All-Around Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Following in the footsteps of Simone Biles, Suni is now competing in the reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars’, after success at Olympics. Despite her hectic schedule, the young champion makes time for her fans on social media. Recently, Lee did a ‘question-and-answer session’ on her Instagram profile.

A curious fan asked Suni if she framed her medals. Suni replied to the fan, revealing she kept her medal so safe, even she wasn’t aware of the safe code. Suni said, “Yes but I locked them in a safe & I don’t know the code to get them out.”

Hopefully, Suni will compete in Paris Olympics 2024, and will win more medals to add to the safe.

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Suni Lee is having a tough time in DWS

Suni has been competing on the show, alongside her partner, Sasha Farber; The duo is currently ranked seventh in the show. However, recently, Suni has been struggling with her health, mentally and physically.

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Albeit the young star is pushing her limits to be in the show. Do you think the inspiring Olympian will be able to clinch the Dancing With the Stars title?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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