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Souhan: Suni Lee’s meandering path from gold

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2024
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When a professional football player stars in the Super Bowl, he's immediately feted. There is copious confetti. Family members gather on the field. Much of the crowd remains during the trophy presentation. One star gets to say "I'm going to Disney World!" When St. Paul's Suni Lee won the women's all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics, her immediate rewards were a drug test, hours of waiting and, eventually, cold pizza. There were few people other than competitors, Olympic officials and journalists in the Ariake Gymnastics Center during...

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