Taking Notes From Sunisa Lee’s Latest Post, Olivia Dunne Flaunts Her Own Gymnastics Side

Published 01/25/2024, 7:30 AM EST

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Taking slow steps towards success is what gymnast Sunisa Lee gets behind and is a proponent of. At just 20 years old, she has crafted such success stories which her counterparts struggle to hold a candle to. How difficult it has been for her on account of a non-gymnastics kidney issue is beyond comprehension. But Lee’s resilience got firmer with each passing day. Having said so, keeping herself off the mat hasn’t kept her from inspiring the gymnastics community.

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“I will not stop pursuing my dreams for a bid to Paris in 2024″ sports the 20-year-old 2024 Olympics aspirant. Keeping the primary goal to clinch the all-around title in mind, the Minnesota native also aims to get one skill named after her. The sinews on the gymnastics paraphernalias and apparatuses have the silken touch of Lee, which others strive to emulate in their own routines. As she started training for the June trials already, her fellow NCAA girls are drawing inspiration, especially NIL poster girl Olivia Dunne.

 Olivia Dunne extrapolates wisdom from and attempts Sunisa Lee’s new skill

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Ahead of the big game in Paris, Suni Lee is showing off her skills. So, she decided to kick off with a unique uneven bars routine named ‘full twisting Jaeger’. It has never been performed, reportedly, and the perfect execution at the Olympic mat would mean a major career coup for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics all-around gold medalist. But the NCAA’s highest-paid Olivia Dunne, who commented, “I did this once… then I woke up,” under Lee’s Instagram post, doesn’t look like a quitter. She looks like a stern believer in giving herself a second chance. According to her Instagram story, her smooth transition from one bar to another signals a stellar NCAA Championship performance.

Since it’s ‘meet szn’ for the LSU Tigers’ gymnastics women, they are adamant about winning. Sweeping the Sprouts Farmers Market Collegiate Quad in Utah, the LSU team kickstarted with a 4-1. Later, they accepted defeat to Oklahoma after vanquishing UCLA and Utah. Moving on, shifting Kentucky to the runners-up after strife, the Tigers have girded up for their 26th January bout with Missouri. Coming back to Olivia Dunne, Sunisa Lee inspired an uneven bar routine that has left Dunne apprehensive and perplexed yet determined to get her act together.

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Dunne’s mid-move thoughts

Acing the sport since age 10, gymnastics should feel like a cakewalk to the 21-year-old. But that’s not the case as per her recent TikTok post. Popular for picking quotes and background music that sit perfectly with the clip/photo, Livvy shared what goes on in her mind during uneven bars.

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Though the transition looked seamless, captioned as Me on a skill I’ve been doing since I was 10″, the lines playing behind exposed the complexity. I’m scared. O.K., I’m about to do it. I’m doing it,” was almost like a monologue of hers. We hope to see more such path-breaking displays in 2024, after she skyrocketed her career in 2023.

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Agnijeeta Majumder

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With a passion for sports and an active lifestyle, I delved into the world of journalism and here I am creating insights on various avenues of the sporting realm. In my school years, I could often be found loitering about with a throw ball in hand or maybe engaging in a tough bout. My active participation in both traditional sports and hiking escapades has considerably shaped my mind and its thoughts.
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