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Sunisa Lee Nailed a Huge Win—And Not Only for Herself. Just Look At Her Hands.

The all-around champion’s Olympic-themed nails are both a fashion statement and an extension of her Hmong roots in Minnesota.

7/31/2021 6:30:00 PM

Sunisa Lee’s nails are as much a winning fashion statement and testament to her exquisite maneuvering as they are a subtle extension of her Hmong roots in Minnesota

The all-around champion’s Olympic-themed nails are both a fashion statement and an extension of her Hmong roots in Minnesota.

TOKYO—Sunisa Leesoared into historythis week, becoming the first Asian-American woman to achieve gymnastics’s most coveted title: Olympic All-Around Champion. On Sunday, she’ll have another chance to gather more bling in the uneven-bars final, her signature event.

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Photos of the 18-year-old holding her new medal have already gone viral on social media, with people commenting on Lee’s shiny, white Olympic-themed acrylic nails and how she was able to clinch gold wearing them.“the acrylics!? how?? i nearly rip my nail bed off when I tumble in them,” read one post on Tiktok.

“Omg how does she do it w/ those nails? I hate when chalk would get in my nails during bars (but also LOVE HER AMAZING SHE CAN WEAR W/E [whatever] SHE WANTS),” read another.And a third: “I can hardly even open a soda can when I have acrylics let alone do that” headtopics.com

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I could give a damn about her nails....get real why don't you.

Gymnast Sunisa Lee Becomes the First Hmong American to Win a Gold MedalThe 18-year-old has made history at the Tokyo Games.

Gymnast Sunisa Lee Becomes the First Hmong American to Win a Gold MedalThe 18-year-old has made history at the Tokyo Games. 🥇

Sunisa Lee's Olympic Gold Medal Sparks An Eruption Of Hmong PrideSunisa Lee, thought to be the first Hmong American athlete in the Olympics , won the women’s all-around gymnastics. this is terrible news What White Pride? Oh no wait, Hmong Pride, ok. Why can’t she just be an American? Only the racists at huff post wouldn’t think non whites aren’t American

American gymnast Sunisa Lee takes Olympic goldSunisa Lee contemplated quitting gymnastics during quarantine, amid the sadness of losing family members to COVID-19 and the pain of a broken foot. That urge passed. And then she was in Tokyo, winning a gold medal. “It doesn’t seem like real life.” congrats! Yay for the gold! Congrats Suni Good for her! Nice to see a new face succeeding in women’s gymnastics USA!!

Sunisa Lee Calls Her Gold Medal Win At Olympics ‘A Dream Come True’The 18-year-old is the first Hmong American to win a gold medal at the Summer Games. wow So wonderful! Congrats! This young lady is amazing 🔥🔥🔥

Gymnast Sunisa Lee Didn't Just Take Home the Olympics Gold Medal — She Did It With AcrylicsSunisa Lee serves as proof that you can be an athlete and still love doing your nails, wearing makeup, or otherwise showing your femininity — and win.