The 2023 season marks the end of Suni Lee’s college gymnastics career, and if Saturday’s opener was any indication, fans are in for one of the greatest individual gymnastics campaigns of all time.
Lee scored a perfect 10 on beam at the Super 16 meet in Las Vegas, orchestrating a flawless routine and earning the fourth 10 on beam of his career. The Auburn superstar’s perfect score was unsurprisingly good enough to win the event’s beam competition.
In the 16-team event to start Season 23, No. 5 Auburn was paired with No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Michigan and No. 10 UCLA. In November, Lee revealed that this would be her final season at Auburn and that she would then compete in the Paris 24 Olympics.
“My focus right now is to make this the most amazing season yet and be the best teammate I can be,” Lee said in a November video. “Aiming for excellence and reaching our maximum potential.”
Lee took a huge leap forward in his career as a star of the Tokyo Olympics, winning gold in the all-around. She was later named Sports Illustrated’s 2021 Female Athlete of the Year.
In 2022, she helped lead Auburn to “Four on the Floor” while earning the SEC title on bars, the NCAA title on beam and earning second-place all-around honors. Lee also posted five perfect scores, finishing the regular season with the highest average score in the nation on both beam and bars.
Source : BBN NEWS