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Re-Watch Suni Lee's Incredible Balance Beam Save and High-Scoring Bars Routine

As Simone Biles made her surprising exit from the competition so far, Lee quickly became the biggest medal contender for the U.S. - and she delivered in the best way

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Suni Lee did not disappoint when she took to the beam, bars, vault and floor in the women's gymnastics all-around final in the Tokyo Olympics.

She took home gold.

With a 14.600 on vault, a 15.300 on uneven bars, a 13.833 on beam and a 13.700 on floor, Lee led all competitors with a 57.433 overall and won her first-ever gold medal.

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Her victory secures an American winning streak for yet another Olympics, marking the fifth straight Olympic Games an American woman has been crowned queen of the all-around.

It's a victory that comes as no surprise to those who saw her performance during the team final event this week.

After Simone Biles made a surprising exit from the women's team final, Lee, who has completed the most difficult uneven bars routine in the world, went big on the bars and added a high-scoring balance beam set to keep her team in medal contention.

The Minnesota native and Midwest Gymnastics Center athlete posted a 15.400, tying her with Belgium's Nina Derwael for the best score on the uneven bars. In the balance beam, Lee secured a score of 14.133, the second-best in that event of the competition.

"We did it for Simone," Lee said after the event.

Lee, who was the youngest gymnast on her team in Tokyo, has already secured her spot in history as the first Hmong-American to compete for Team USA. And her road here was anything but easy.

In 2019, her father was in an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. In 2020, she lost an aunt and uncle to COVID-19.

Now, Lee has joined an elite group of gymnasts as an all-around gold medalists, a list that includes big names like Biles, Gabby Douglas, Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson.

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