WATCH: Suni Lee Flawlessly executes the double pike during a training session ahead of the U.S. Classic 2024

Team USA Olympic Portrait Shoot
Suni Lee poses during the Team USA Paris 2024 Olympic Portrait Shoot at NBC Universal Studios Stage 16 on November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Suni Lee recently treated her fans with a video of a training session, nailing a double pike ahead of the 2024 U.S. Classic.

Lee, who trains in Little Canada, Minnesota, secured a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the all-around event after the legendary gymnast Simone Biles stepped down from competing in the finals to focus on her mental health.

Lee also clinched a silver medal with the team and a bronze medal in the uneven bars. The American gymnast then joined the Auburn Tigers in 2022 but had to abruptly terminate her collegiate gymnastics career in 2023 after suffering kidney issues.

She recently shared a video of her executing a double pike with finesse on the beam. Lee appeared to be in control while performing the element and executed two whole twists in the air before finishing it with an impeccably controlled landing.

Watch the clip here:

Suni Lee attempted to make a successful return to the sport at the 2024 Winter Cup in Louisville, Kentucky, in February. However, she fell short of achieving victory and getting the "Full Twisting Jaeger on the Bar" named after her.

With her gaze fixed on the 2024 Paris Olympics, Lee will be seen competing at the 2024 Core Hydration Classic slated for May 17 and 18 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.


"I could be better than I was at the last Olympics" - Suni Lee expresses confidence in excelling her performance ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics

Suni Lee of Team United States poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's All-Around Final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, Japan.
Suni Lee of Team United States poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's All-Around Final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, Japan.

Suni Lee recently exhibited confidence in elevating her performance beyond her last Olympics after a long hiatus. She remained dormant from the sport due to kidney issues.

In a recent interview with CBS, Lee, who is sharpening her skills in preparation for the upcoming Olympics to repeat her glorious victory, expressed that she stepped back into the gymnastics arena because of her deep love for the sport.

“Initially, I decided I wanted to come back because I really was only getting better and I love gymnastics," said Lee. "I was not ready to be done and I wanted to prove to myself that I could be better than I was at the last Olympics."
"I was learning my new skill and I was still able to catch it even at less than 100%. It made me realize how much better I was than I thought," she concluded.

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Edited by Ankush Das
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