Minnesota Gold Medalist Sunisa Lee to Hit the Dance Floor in DWTS
After finding success in Tokyo at the 2020 Olympic Games, Minnesota gymnast and gold medalist Sunisa "Suni" Lee is hoping to find success on the dance floor.
Thursday August 26, Lee revealed on Twitter that she'd be joining ABC's Dancing with the Stars upcoming 30th season.
"Hi guys! I'm Suni Lee, and I'm an Olympic gold medalist," she introduced in a 7-second video. "I'm so excited to be joining Season 30 of Dancing with the Stars. See you on the dance floor!"
Lee was one of two celebrities announced Thursday for the upcoming season of DWTS; Youtube personality JoJo Siwa was also announced. The remaining 13 other celebrities will be revealed Wednesday, September 8. Lee joins a cast of other notable American gymnasts to compete on the DWTS dance floor including Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Shawn Johnson, Mary Lou Retton, Laurie Hernandez and Nastia Liukin.
Suni Lee was most recently given a hero's welcome home to Minnesota after winning a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic's women’s gymnastics all-around event, a silver medal in the women’s team competition and a bronze medal for her performance on the uneven bars. With the Olympic platform behind her, Lee's next challenge is college. She just started started her first year at Auburn University where she plans to study marketing principles and concepts.