Suni Lee Makes History With Win Over Simone Biles at the Olympic Trials
Both gymnasts are heading to the Tokyo Olympics.
In a surprising turn of events, Olympic newcomer Sunisa Lee finished ahead of Simone Biles at the gymnastics qualifying trials on Sunday. Though Biles still won the two-day competition, Lee’s all-around score on Sunday bested Biles’s, marking the first time anyone beat the “GOAT” in an all-around gymnastics meet since 2013.
Biles shocked viewers on Sunday when she fell during her balance beam routine and stepped out of bounds during her first two floor passes, mistakes that gave Lee an advantage. The 18-year-old will compete on the U.S. gymnastics team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics alongside Biles, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum. Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner will attend as individual competitors.
Check out Suni Lee’s performance at the Olympic trials below.