the outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before. 🤍— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 29, 2021
Suni Lee’s father, up front, John, who built her a balance beam when they couldn’t afford one, was paralyzed falling from a ladder in 2019. She lost two relatives to COVID-19. Can only begin to imagine what this family has endured.— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) July 29, 2021
Their daughter is an Olympic champion today. https://t.co/9oBKzkCjBh
I was 14 y/o w/ a tibial stress fracture, left alone w/ no cervical spine exam after this fall. I competed in the Olympic floor final minutes later. @Simone_Biles 🤍 decision demonstrates that we have a say in our own health—“a say” I NEVER felt I had as an Olympian. pic.twitter.com/LVdghdAh1g— Dominique Moceanu (@Dmoceanu) July 28, 2021
The moment Suni Lee learned she'd won Olympic gold 🥇❤️ pic.twitter.com/U0lvpblPm0— ESPN (@espn) July 29, 2021
As people, but esp Asian Americans, celebrate Sunisa Lee's gold medal, it's worth emphasizing that she's *Hmong American*.— Minh-Ha T. Pham (@minh81) July 29, 2021
Understanding the history of Hmong people and Southeast Asians in general in relation to and within the US makes her achievement all the more remarkable.