Tokyo Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee Achieves a Novel Feat in College Gymnastics

Published 02/05/2023, 7:30 AM EST

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Scoring a perfect 10 in her bars routine, Suni Lee created magic in Alabama’s Coleman Colieusum. Playing for Auburn Tigers, this was Lee’s first 10 of the season. A 2023 Youtube video on the ESPN channel depicts how the gymnastics champion achieved this amazing feat.

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Cheered by her coach after the brilliant routine, Lee was unable to contain her emotions. Smiling and celebrating with her teammates, Lee danced with joy after doing an incredible bar routine. This perfect score helped her to beat Jordan Paradise from Alabama who scored 9.775 and Darien Goborn who scored 9.875. Here is a quick rundown of her feat.

A quick rundown of Suni Lee’s magnificent performance

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Doing a handstand, Lee did a move called the Jaegar and then connected this with a Maloney. This move involved her transitioning from the lower bar to the higher one with utmost grace and balance. Placing her toes on the lower bar, Lee then took a full circle before letting the lower bar go and catching the higher bar.


After this, with lightning speed, Lee did the move known as the Gienger. Swinging backwards, Lee did a 180 degrees twist before catching the bar she had earlier released. Her agility and confidence indicate that she has practiced these skills several times.

Afterwards, the ESPN video commentator indicated how these skills would’ve given Lee a lot of bonus points. Post the Gienger, Lee ended with a full twisting double back, finishing gracefully with her hands in the air. However, this was not the first time Lee has stunned fans with her gymnastics moves. Once, Lee performed a rare move that helped her to get selected for the US Olympics team.

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Suni Lee performs one of the most difficult move in gymnastics which is given the toughest rating G

Lee performed the Nabieva move in the trials for the Olympics. She also performed this move at the college level versus the Kentucky Wildcats. Her performance helped the Auburn Tigers to attain victory by a very slim margin.

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This move involved shifting from the higher bar to the lower bar through a swinging movement and then again back to the higher bar. It also involves a vertical movement which Lee does confidently. In other words, Lee created history, becoming the first to perform this move at the NCAA level.

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Lee’s spectacular performance indicates her huge potential to win medals at the 2024 Olympics. What do you think of Lee’s uneven bars routine? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Priya Hinduja

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Priya Hinduja is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. Post pursuing her Master's Degree in English, she worked as an English language trainer at Osmos Club and also dabbled with marketing at Debugee Technologies Pvt Ltd for a year. With a keen interest in playing chess and badminton in her leisure time, she also follows the activities of Michael Phelps, whose story motivates and inspires her.
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Jahnabi Choudhury

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