Sunisa Lee returns to first U.S. team camp since Tokyo 2020 gold

The 2020 Olympic all-around champion and NCAA beam champion has yet to specify her elite competitive plans for 2022.

By Scott Bregman
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U.S. gymnast Sunisa Lee, who won the women's all-around gold medal at last summer's Tokyo 2020 Games, is taking part in her first U.S. national team camp since that golden triumph this week in Katy, Texas. The camp concludes Wednesday (6 July) and features fellow Olympic champion Jade Carey.

Team silver medallist Jordan Chiles participated in a training camp earlier in the year.

Lee has previously indicated her desire to compete at a second Olympic Games at Paris 2024, but has not said when she plans a return to full-time elite training and competition. The 19-year-old competed in NCAA women's gymnastics, which uses easier rules than Olympic-level competition, from January to April. Her season culminated with a win on the balance beam and a silver medal in the all-around at the NCAA Championships. Lee also helped her Auburn University Tigers to a fourth-place finish in the team final.

Her presence at the national team camp could indicate she is considering competing in two upcoming elite competitions, the U.S. Classic in late July and the U.S. Championships in mid-August, but Lee has yet to declare for either.

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