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Just Months From Olympics, Suni Lee Joins Paris Bound Marathon Runner Dakota Lindwurm’s Sports Facility

Published 04/02/2024, 12:30 AM EDT

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Just before the Paris Olympics, Suni Lee is eyeing for both the American Classic and the US Classic. Both these tournaments will provide a qualifying window for the gymnasts for the ensuing 2024 US Championship. The route to the Paris Olympics will unfold in that contest. So on this long-rooted quest, coach Jess Graba did not want to keep loose ends. Having said so, Suni Lee has recently shifted her training faculty to Eagan in Minnesota. 

The famed training facility holds a special title for accommodating American champions like Dakota Lindwurm and Joe Alt. So, Suni Lee couldn’t hold her glee while being a part of such spectacular training arrangements. 

The versatile training facility comes into help 

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Last night, Suni Lee posted a carousel of signatures framed on a wall through her IG story. It was the wall of Training Haus, the sports facility in Eagan. The Tokyo Olympics all-around champion focused on the autographs posted in the middle of the wall to show the legacy the facility holds. Below, some thankful notes mentioned the names of Josh Metellus (from the NFL) and Luke Kunin (from the NHL). But what does the sports facility provide to remain special? 

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The answer once came from the Sports Performance coach, Bill Welle. He admitted, “Training Haus is an all-encompassing sports performance facility. So we have everything from physical therapy to biomechanics lab to athletic trainers and sports performance coaches.” Moreover, Suni Lee may find additional joy in her Paris Olympics berth quest as the American marathoner, Dakota, attained the same dream while practicing here just a few weeks ago. 

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Eventually, the shifting of the training camp might make Suni Lee enchanting for improved performance. After a disheartening show in the Winter Cup this year, the 21-year-old gymnast lost her berth in the Baku World Cup. Subsequently, the US national roster also shaved off her name as of now. So, when the elite gymnasts are targeting the upcoming Texan camp to find their places in contests such as the Pacific Rim Championships and the Jesolo Trophy, Suni is silently working to improve her moves. 

Suni Lee’s ultimate preferences 

While preparing for the Winter Cup, Suni Lee displayed her natural movements. Meanwhile, in the contest, she unfurled the brand new full twisting layout Jaeger. However, repeated falling dismantled her comeback chance there. Moreover, she failed to register the move in her name in the process. So, now with coach Graba, the gymnast wants to hone her skills. 

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“Now we’re just trying to build up from that, stay more consistent, add more skills in my routine, and just build up the difficulty because I think if I’m able to get my difficulty and stamina up, I think the rest of the year will be really well,” she claimed a few weeks ago. So, on that quest, the latest shift might benefit her. 

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Prasun Chakrabarty

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Prasun Chakrabarty is an Olympic Sports Writer for EssentiallySports, who specializes in covering aquatic arena events. Post his experiences with popular publications including PinkVilla, Prasun began his days in ES, by actively covering two prime events - 2023 US Open Swimming Championships and the 2024 TYR Pro Swim Series. Prasun's coverage extends beyond the pool, and he takes specific interest in the progress of the triangular rivalry between track and field stars, Sha’Carri Richardson, Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. You can follow him on:-
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Suman Varandani