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Sunisa Lee (born Sunisa Phabsomphou; March 9, 2003), also known as Suni Lee, is an American artistic gymnast. She is the 2020 Olympic all-around champion and uneven bars bronze medalist. She was a member of the teams that won gold at the 2019 World Championships and silver at the 2020 Olympic Games. Lee is a six-time member of the U.S. women's national gymnastics team and is the first Hmong-American Olympian.
- I just didn’t want to see myself fall back. I don’t want to disappoint my coaches or my parents.
- I grew up going on that beam. If I wasn't in the gym I was always outside on the beam doing extra things because I didn't want to get behind or I always wanted to get better. It was something we kind of cherished because whenever I was bored, I would just go outside and he [father] would watch me and try and coach me even though he didn't know what he was talking about.
- I was just telling myself to do nothing more and nothing less, and just telling myself to breathe because in that moment I literally felt like I was going to puke, I was so nervous. My normal is good enough, so I don't do anything more or anything less, I just have to do what I normally do.
- I focus more on bars and beam just because those are my strongest events, and I just try and maintain whatever I can do on floor and vault. I'm consistently training on all events. It's just I spend more time on bars and beam. I obviously want to perfect those and get those to be the best that I can be because those are going to be my strongest events and the two events that I could contribute to the team.
- "I want to do it for my family and coaches obviously, but I also want to do it for myself. I've just been through so much.
- I'll probably cool down a little bit and just focus on what I need to do especially because we're coming to the end. I want to just do the best I can and end it off good.
- I'm probably going to delete Twitter. Instagram is not as bad because I can't really see what people say, but [on] Twitter it's just so easy to see everything. So I'm probably going to have to end up deleting that.
- There were so many times in my bar routine where I could have just gave up and jumped off but I didn't and now I have a bronze medal. This medal probably means more to be than the all-around gold medal did, just because bars is my thing. To mess it up like this, I was just kind of sad about it.
- I felt like I wanted to make everybody else happy because bars is my thing and a lot of people were rooting for me.
- My community supports me a lot. I don’t want to let them down so I go out and compete for them.
- You just can't get distracted easily. If you're having a bad day you just gotta keep going and you just can't be too hard on yourself.