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WATCH: Suni Lee Saves Herself From a Major Fall in an Incredible Display of Comeback

Published 04/23/2022, 9:15 AM EDT

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Suni Lee is the rising star of gymnastics. After Simone Biles stepped down in Tokyo, it was Suni who rose to the occasion with a new zeal. Even though she had earlier confessed that elite sports had taken a toll on her, there was no doubt that she still loved the sport dearly.

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Therefore, she came back even stronger. She joined college and there, bonded with her new team, her Auburn family. Within no time, she was leading the Auburn gymnastics team into the NCAA Championships. Under her leadership, the Auburn Tigers made it into the finals of the NCAA after many years. Notably, she also scored multiple perfect 10s at the meet, which clearly set her apart.


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In this throwback video, we see a young Suni Lee at an Auburn meet. In what seems like a tricky move on the balance beam, Lee saves herself from an epic fall.

A nerve-wracking moment for Suni Lee

The video resurfacing online now dates back to a breathtaking moment in 2018 when Suni Lee was performing on the balance beam. As the audience watched with bated breath, Lee performed some tricky moves on the bar. However, on her landing, she falters.

READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Suni Lee Continues Achieving Glories That Simone Biles Never Even Touched


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But the then 15-year-old did not lose her balance and saved herself from a major fall. Lee, who was still very young then, displayed some amazing skills as she saved herself, sparking loud applause from those in attendance.

The audience was truly amazed by this save and as were the judges. For a moment, it sure looked like Lee was going to fall down on the mat.

But she wasn’t going to give in so easily. She struggled with her balance for a few seconds and finally regained it. The audience too heaved a sigh of relief. Definitely the “Save of the Day.”

Fans applaud Suni for a last-minute save

Fans, too, were clearly shocked at the last minute save by the Olympic gymnast. They were in awe of the star, whose skills are on a different level altogether.

“She could just say it’s a new move and call it “The Suni”. Amazing save!” posted a fan.


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Undoubtedly, a save like that can only be pulled off by someone of her caliber. And while that is a thing of the past, with her back-to-back perfect scores in recent times, Suni has proved she is indeed the best in the business.

WATCH: Suni Lee Pulls Another Perfect 10 to Advance Auburn to First NCAA Championship Since 2016

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Written by:

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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Melroy Fernandes