Sunisa Lee's Olympic Gold Medal Sparks An Eruption Of Hmong Pride

'Our ancestors are dancing right now,' NBC Atlanta reporter Chenue Her wrote.

7/30/2021 5:27:00 AM

Sunisa Lee, thought to be the first Hmong American athlete in the Olympics, won the women’s all-around gymnastics.

'Our ancestors are dancing right now,' NBC Atlanta reporter Chenue Her wrote.

BySunisa Lee won the women’s all-around gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday as a member of Team USA.But the 18-year-old from Minnesota represented so much more.She is thought to be the first Hmong American to win a gold medal.The Hmongfrom Vietnam, Laos and parts of China. Thousands immigrated to the United States after the Vietnam War, and Minnesota is home to the greatest concentration of Hmong in the country.

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SaleemAhmedqu12 I think this is the first time a communal sense of pride has been observed that isn't based on nationalism or ideology. An American is an American is an American Wonderful news. Congratulations!!! Your hard work really paid off! Why can’t she just be an American? Only the racists at huff post wouldn’t think non whites aren’t American

What White Pride? Oh no wait, Hmong Pride, ok. this is terrible news

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

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

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.

5 things to know about Sunisa Lee, America's new Olympic gold medal-winning gymnastSunisa Lee is the first Hmong-American to compete for Team USA and the first to win a gold medal at the Olympics. Awesome. 👏🏽 Minnesota proud 👍👏❤️ Watching all the way from Uganda. She has had an outstanding performance

U.S. Gymnast Sunisa Lee Wins Gold For All-Around Olympic Gymnastics In Tokyo🚨American Sunisa Lee has won the Olympic gold medal for all-around women’s gymnastics, becoming the fifth straight U.S. gymnast to do so. Beautiful! Minnesota proud!! Congratulations Suni Lee!! 🥇🇺🇸👏🏼