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Suni Lee Leaving Auburn’s Gymnastic Team to Solely Focus on 2024 Olympics

Suni Lee is leaving the college team to return to elite gymnastics for an Olympic run, according to Today. You should expect to see Suni Lee in the 2024 Paris Games.

In an Instagram post on Nov. 15, Lee shared that her upcoming sophomore season competing for Auburn University will be her last.

Lee plans to return to elite gymnastics after this winter in a bid for the upcoming 2024 Paris Games.

“I don’t want it (the Olympics) to just be once in a lifetime,” she said in a video posted Tuesday. “I have my sights set on Paris in 2024, and I know what I have to do to get there. I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and putting in the work.”

She added that gymnastics is her “passion” and “something that I love so deeply because it pushes me to be the best version of myself every single day.”

Lee, 19, took home three medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, winning gold in the all-around, silver in the team event, and bronze in the uneven bars. She hasn’t competed in elite international gymnastics since then, choosing to instead attend Auburn and competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition.

The NCAA has a different scoring system than the Olympics and elite gymnastics and usually requires different routines. The NCAA also limits athletes to training 20 hours a week.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Lee plans to drop out of classes at Auburn as well or just stop competing for the gymnastics team. TODAY reached out to Lee for comment but did not immediately hear back.

NBC Sports reported that Lee signaled she was likely to return to elite gymnastics in July when she participated in her first U.S. national team camp since the Tokyo Games.

She can always finish college at a later time. Right now, getting prepared for the Olympics is the most important thing since that can set her up for life.

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