'There was a lot of time I wanted to quit': Sunisa Lee on winning gymnastics all-around gold

Sunisa Lee came to Tokyo thinking the best she might do was win an all-around Olympic silver but the youngest member of the US gymnastics team grabbed the gold after Simone Biles dropped out of the event over mental health concerns.

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With Biles watching from the front row at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Lee won the all-around to secure the title for the US for a fifth straight Games on the final rotation - the floor exercise - for a 57.433 winning total.

Surprise package, 22-year-old Brazilian Rebeca Andrade, who had topped the rankings for the majority of the evening, took the silver for her country's first-ever medal in women's gymnastics and Russian Angelina Melnikova completed the podium by taking the bronze for the ROC.

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  • Sunisa Lee steps up in Biles’s absence to win Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around ► www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/29/sunisa-lee-wins-womens-all-around-gymnastics-tokyo-2020-olympics

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  • Congratulations Suni. Your such an amazing and talented athlete. America is very proud of you and our team ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • Asia made USA great again for a while ! haiiyaaa...USA no original ! have to import player from Asia ! Stop stealing from Asia !!

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  • Love her humility and grace in speaking.

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    • be there... also the American archer for individuals... chilled the whole time like nothing mattered, almost won.)

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  • Be happy Simone didn’t compete. Otherwise you wouldn’t be.....

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    • be there... also the American archer for individuals... chilled the whole time like nothing mattered, almost won.)

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  • This kind of inspirational stories happens more often in America. Americans should focus on what makes America great and less about attacking one another.

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    • wtf this asian represents usa?

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  • Our future, masks are normal and healthy kids. forever masks.

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  • That mask is so cool

    Allen FepuleaiAllen FepuleaiАй мурун
  • Can we all just get along and celebrate this great win for our beautiful country, the USA? Congratulations Suni!!!

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  • Congratulations, Suni! So happy for you! When I saw you compete in the Olympic Trials in the US I was like "OMG ... Simone has got some tough competition here."

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  • she inspired me sm

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    • holds for you and what you will do to and with it!

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  • Awesome job. Congratulations. True champions step up and fight through adversities. Well deserved gold.

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  • Mentally tough young lady. That’s why you’re the winner!!❤️❤️

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  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Congrats and she is an super star

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  • *일본 전범기 (japan rising sun flag) = 나치 하켄크로이츠(Hakenkreuz)

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  • Suni is a REAL role model not like some others

    cynthia Shearercynthia ShearerАй мурун
  • Congratulations Suni Lee!!!

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  • wtf this asian represents usa?

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  • But i did nt, unlike her.

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  • That's my girlfriend

    TheGreekGod PhysiqueTheGreekGod PhysiqueАй мурун
  • Spoke like a true Champion 🐐🍻✌

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  • So proud of you!!!Thank goodness you didn’t quit!!!!

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  • ❤️❤️❤️

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  • This is what defines a champion! It’s the ability to perform under intense pressure and scrutiny on a global stage w the weight of your country and your people on your shoulders and all eyes locked on you at the premiere competition that boasts the highest stakes for your sport. To shine and out perform everyone under these extreme conditions makes you the GOAT! We really need to acknowledge the mental strength and acumen, the perseverance and resiliency it takes to successfully perform under that kind of debilitating, mind twisting, explosive pressure. Suni delivered a gold medal performance and so much more. How she handled this level of pressure is just phenomenal especially at just 18 yrs of age. She is a fierce and bright star and so incredibly deserving of the title! What a pro and world class athlete!! Go Suni. I can’t wait to see what the future of the sport holds for you and what you will do to and with it!

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  • Suni you handled the pressure brilliantly! Go have fun enjoy the metal that you deserve and ignore the media as much as you can, they aren’t entitled to your time or your happiness!

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  • Drew Bledsoe went down, a 199th pick- Tom Brady emerged. Simone dropped out, Suni stepped up. No matter what form it comes in, opportunity is opportunity. Seize it & make it your moment.

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  • 💋💋💋💋❤❤💋

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  • I love the olpmics

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  • There may have been times you wanted to give up but you are an amazing athlete and you pushed forward rather than decide you are mentally ill this is the true test of the best it’s so easy to quit and just sit in the background but you did what you went to Tokyo to do and the whole country is proud of you and we are grateful for what you accomplished so enough about Simone when she chose to quit she should have gotten on a plane and gone home

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  • She's jummy AF.

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  • Thankfully, Suni didn't quit like Biles did, played through her concerns, and now has a gold medal to show for it. A true champion!

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  • Such a talented young woman. A champion.

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  • Yassss, girl! Well deserved! You worked so hard to get where you are! 🥇🥇🥇

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  • เก่งมากสาวม้ง

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  • Congratulations Sunisa. You did not chicken out like some others who felt the pressure.

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  • 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

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  • I love the Olympics

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  • Focus on the work, not the results. not too high or too low about yourself. Just focus and execute the work. The art of a champion. Congrats suni Lee.

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  • She's pretty ❣💌❣

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  • Is she Chinese ?? looks like a chinese not an American

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  • Lol this channel should be ashamed that they can't even spell their titles correctly.

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  • “I wanted to quit…” But you didn’t. Amazing things happen when you DON’T quit. NOTHING happens when you do quit. Just saying-for no reason in particular…

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    • The last two gymnasts who had what Simone has. One is dead, the other paralyzed for life. Cause they kept going. Just saying. For no reason in particular. 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

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  • Always humble.

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  • Better than quitter Simone Biles

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  • She proved she better then baby biles.

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  • Wonderful that as a person you were able to set your own self imposed standards and went for the gold. Americans and the rest of the world are proud of their athletes...otherwise, why bother having the Olympics.

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  • Winners never quit, quitters never win. Congratulations winner!

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  • Don't quit boys and girls.

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  • Suni Lee is a role model for her generation, GREAT CHAMPION. Simone Biles was afraid to loose but, Thankfully Suni show the world what Champions are made off. Imagine if Kerri Strug had quitted on the 1996 Olympics? WELL DONE SUNI.

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  • But you didn’t quit…like others we know. YOU ARE THE CHAMPION!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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  • US team with asian athletes , the same thing with math olympiads :/

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  • This is like when Africa...I mean uh...France won the World Cup.

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  • Y'all messy AF for this title

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  • I love that they actually improved the medical team😊

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  • So proud of you young lady!! I’m from Laos as well. Congratulations 👍👍👍👍❤️🇺🇸

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  • Bravo young lady………. Big congrats

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  • You’re gorgeous

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  • Yes there were times she wanted to quit. BUT SHE DIDNT!!!! She felt pressured cuz Simone quit. BUT SHE FOUGHT THAT PRESSURE!!! Now she’s has the gold. USA is proud of you for fighting and never quitting. That’s all we want never quit never back down.

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  • Congrats 🎉🍾👍👊

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  • Everyone who did quit: 🙄🙄🙄

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  • The difference between winning and losing is quitting

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  • Did You heard that ?? She thought of quitting so many times!! But she DIDN'T!!! Winers don't quit!

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  • Congratulations to Suni Lee. Winning Gold despite the odds and pressure. Thank you for not quitting.

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  • GOAT! Started and finished! You go girl!! Congratulations.🎉🎊🎈

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  • Did she throw shade at Simone? I think she did. Lol. Great! Congratulations on the medal. Well deserved!!

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    • I don't think she did and it was just coincidental. She was just talking about her own experience.

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  • 👍👍👍👍👍💓💓💓

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  • Congratulations 🎉

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  • Ayo she hella fine

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  • But she didn't because she's not a loser like that quitter that was on her team.

    Jenn LyonsJenn LyonsАй мурун
  • She shaded Simone...

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  • A deserter who fought for himself is shameful. Tribute to the heroes who fought for America!

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  • 0:07 throwing shade right away at Biles 😂

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  • To the great hero who saved America.🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹👍👍🌹🌹👍👍🌹🌹👍👍🌹🌹👍👍🌹🌹👍

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  • EVERYONE WANTS TO QUIT AT SOME POINT...LMAO

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  • SHOTS FIRED LOL

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  • The choice to NEVER GIVE UP that's how you bring home the gold, that's how you make history.

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  • 👏👏👏👍👍👍🤟❤️❤️❤️❤️สุนิสา ลี Sunisa lee Zoo Siab 🇹🇭

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  • Way to present USA, Hmong Americans, and Asian Americans ❤

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  • Congrats sunisa Lee. It's lot of heard work dedication and self belief... 👍

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  • They shouldn't be in social media when they are competing they get distracted

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  • Looks like a chinese spy !

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    • Are you that ignorant? She's of Hmong descent!

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  • One thing people can admire is a person who doesn’t quit… it’s easy to play victim and quit especially in this age of overly emotional over logic types who praise quitting here we have a person who wasn’t in the spotlight, quiet but turned out to be the ACTUAL victor

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  • Chúc Mừng Bạn, Bạn đã làm được Điều bạn Mơ Ước.

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  • Gotta love the athletes that NEVER quit!!!

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  • So honest and well spoken at such a young age. She has her whole life ahead of her! Best wishes Suni!

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  • She may have not quit and won Olympic gold, but Biles quit and won stunning and brave gold and that will get more attention.

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  • Incredible ♥️♥️♥️

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  • Bet she didn't kneel or turn her back to the flag

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  • Best part of the day was the female commentator was so irritated that you cud see she just didn't want to talk about simone😂😂😂i swear that was epic Simone never bothered to cheer 4 suni,she had a stone cold face and wasn't happy suni was winning,only Jordan kept jumping,Jordan might not be perfect bt that gal is a sweetheart. Simone is in fr a shock,they didn't even really talk abt her today,I'm sure she's regretting why she did wat she did,it was just so dramatic and unnecessary

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  • Suni was the star of this Olympics,proud of u sweets

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  • True American don't whine and don't quit!

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  • This one deserve to be praised

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  • But she didn't quite and thats the point the other girl is a losser now ahhahahahahaaaa

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  • *Proud to be American🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲*

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  • Yep glad you didn't quit like other people. You trained years and didn't disappoint yourself or America.

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