From the highest step of the Olympic podium in Tokyo to the spotlights of one of the biggest TV shows in the United States: this is the big gap achieved by Sunisa Lee in the space of not even two months. On July 29, the young 18-year-old gymnast won the supreme title at the Olympic Games by dominating the all-around, succeeding her compatriot Simone Biles, in full personal turmoil and who had decided, at the last minute, not to defend his title. And Simone Biles, Sunnisa Lee continues to follow in his footsteps since on September 20, she lived her first evening "
Dance with the stars
”, The American program which celebrates its thirtieth season, in the company of the dancer Sasha Farber.
The same one who had accompanied Biles in season 24 four years ago, in the wake of the impressive Olympic quadruple achieved by the American in Rio.
At the time, Biles had failed at the foot of the podium of the ABC channel show.
Will Sunisa Lee do better than her predecessor?
You will have to be patient to find out.
In the meantime, the young woman has to juggle a particularly tight schedule, she who has also started to survey the benches of Auburn University.
A schedule of Olympic champion which forced her, however, to decline the offer of Simone Biles to be part of the tour organized by this one through 35 cities of the United States: "
Gold over America
". The gymnast's goal is clear: to ride the Tokyo wave in terms of notoriety, knowing that a gymnast's career is generally short. But as such, Lee has already announced her desire to be in Paris in 2024. This year, however, she should be content to compete in the NCAA events, the American university circuit, and avoid long trips abroad. energy-intensive. And that Lee is reassured, she can always count on the support of Simone Biles who declared, about the participation of her colleague in Dancing with the stars: "
I think that America will fall in love with her because she has such an inspiring story (Editor's note: she comes from the Hmong community in America). I wish him the best,
we will definitely be watching her on our tour. "