Suni Lee—Heart of a Champion

I love the Olympics and although I support my home country along the way someone always catches my eye through their story like this young athlete and of course then countries don’t matter its the person and Suni Lee certainly gets my support…with her family support and sheer will to succeed she is doing just that…the perfect role model…..Please head over to Pete’s to read the whole story #recommended read

Pete Springer

Every Olympics, there are human interest stories that capture my attention. I don’t follow women’s gymnastics, but I always enjoy the spirit of competition. One Olympic athlete we may hear more about in the days to come is American gymnast Sunisa “Suni” Lee.

There are many aspects of Suni Lee’s story that I find fascinating.  She is the first Hmong American athlete to compete in the Olympics.  The Hmong are an ethnic group that originated in Southeast Asia.  They haven’t had a country of their own. There are between 9 and 11 million Hmong people in the world today.  They lived in southwestern China for thousands of years but began immigrating to other neighboring countries in the 17th century.  As a teacher, I taught several Hmong children.

Suni Lee performing on the uneven parallel bars at the Tokyo Olympics

The most famous and decorated gymnast on the American team…

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16 thoughts on “Suni Lee—Heart of a Champion

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  2. beetleypete

    I never watch any sport, especially the Olympics, which I feel has become politicised, not to even mention the drugs. And Skateboarding? Computer games next, mark my words. Gold medals in Super Mario Kart and Sonic The Hedgehog. Plus Call of Duty as a team ‘sport’.
    Shared on Twitter for you and Pete, Carol.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  4. petespringerauthor

    Thank you, Carol. I’m always going to be cheering on anyone who knocks down barriers for others, and I think Suni Lee’s story is one that a lot of people can get behind.

    I’m also hopeful that Simone Biles’s story raises awareness and acceptance of mental health issues. She is not a terrible teammate for taking care of herself. I also saw her rooting for and encouraging her fellow teammates.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I hope so too, Pete..I didn’t read the nasty comments but can imagine as our young foorballers were subject to that the other week because they missed penalties and infect lost to a team who should have known better and not fouled this team as often as they did and the ref didn’t bat an eyelid and certainly didn’t issue a red card when he should have…These young athletes are the future and should be encouraged and cherished by the media not abused x

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