WATCH: Suni Lee Debuts Floor Routine, Shines in College Gymnastics Event

Published 01/15/2022, 8:00 AM EST
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)


Out of all the competitors who took part in the place of Simone Biles, Suni Lee became an overnight sensation. She won the gold medal during the all-around gymnastics competition at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics. Her routines are fluid and smooth ever since she started gymnastics. By showcasing her all-around talents, she claimed the gold convincingly in this year’s competition.

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Ever since she made her debut, her floor routines are pretty much known to the gymnastics fraternity. Hence, by being consistent and repeating her performances, she won gold in Tokyo. Joining the Auburn Tigers this year, she performed and showed what she is all about.

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Suni Lee recreates her college magic in Tokyo

The floor exercise is one of the most popular competitions in the whole of gymnastics. She put a great score of 9.875 in her floor debut back in college. With her teammates cheering from the side, Lee performed to the best of her abilities, showcasing her talents on the floor. The fluidity in her movements and landings is near perfect. Being flexible is the most important thing to be a gymnast. Thus, with fans in attendance, she displayed an array of flips and jumps for her college team, the Auburn Tigers.

Her terrific performances saw the crowd getting up on their feet to applaud the famous gymnast. After taking part in the Dancing With The Stars competition, she showcased her dance skills on the floor. Her fluidic movements and timely jumps are a great watch. Hence, Lee entertained a full-packed audience, taking part in a terrific contest.

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Lee’s Tokyo Olympics floor routine

Being the fifth woman to win the all-around title for the USA, Lee made her routine to perfection in Tokyo. She scored a 13.7, delighting her teammates and making her country proud. The routine that fetched her the gold medal in the famous Silivas; which is a skill that is named after the famous Romanian gymnast Daniela Silivas. After doing round-off, she performs a back handspring, positioning herself to do two backflips and two twists to complete the routine.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 29: Sunisa Lee of Team United States competes on balance beam during 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 Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Hence, she is one of the most talented gymnasts out there. Where she goes from this year is something that everyone needs to wait and figure out.

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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