American Gymnast Sunisa Lee Wins the Olympic Gold at 18

On Thursday, American athlete Sunisa Lee won the Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medal giving satisfaction to his country at the Tokyo Games. Watching from the stands was defending champion Simone Biles, who withdrew from the competition to safeguard her mental health.

Despite this being her Olympic debut, Lee performed strongly and finished on 57.433. The 18-year-old also helped the United States win the silver medal in the team category on Tuesday.

Lee was joined on the podium by Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade and Russia’s Angelina Melnikova, who won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Andrade had a great performance and scored 57.298 to win Brazil’s first ever women’s gymnastics medal at the Olympic Games. For her part, Melnikova took third place with a score of 57,199.

Despite withdrawing from the team and all-around finals due to mental health issues, Biles was in the stands cheering on her team-mates. It is not yet known whether the 24-year-old will compete in the individual apparatus final, which starts on Sunday.

For the time being, she simply says she will take “each day as it comes”.

In other news, Jessica Gadirova finished in 10th place and achieved the best ever result for a British woman in the event.

Her sister Jennifer may compete in Monday’s floor final if Biles withdraws.