TOKYO — American gymnast Sunisa Lee added a bronze medal to her growing collection of hardware, which already includes silver and gold from this year’s Olympic Games.
Lee won the bronze for her performance Sunday on the uneven bars. She said she was disappointed in the result but it could have been worse.
“There were so many times in my bar routine where I could have just gave up and jumped off but I didn’t and now I have a bronze medal. I thought I was done,” she said after winning. “This medal probably means more to be than the all-around gold medal did, just because bars is my thing. To mess it up like this, I was just kind of sad about it.”
Last week she won silver in the team competition and gold as best all-around gymnast.
“Definitely wasn’t the routine I expected to do, but I’m so proud of myself for not giving up,” she said on social media. “Disappointed and sad but beyond blessed to say I’m third in the world on bars. Wish I could have gotten to show everyone what I am capable of!! Thank you for your endless support. Beam finals next.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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