2020 Tokyo Olympics: Why Sunisa Lee Says She is Deleting Her Twitter After Uneven Bars Final

by Samantha Whidden

After scoring the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for uneven bars, Team USA gymnast, Sunisa Lee says she’s going to take a break from Twitter for a while. 

According to People, Lee told reporters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in order to prepare for the upcoming beam finals, she is going to stay off social media and possibly delete Twitter. “Instagram is not as bad because I can’t really see what people, but [on] Twitter, it’s just so easy to see everything,” Lee states. She also notes that TikTok is her “getaway” app, so it’s just fun to have. 

Lee also says that by not looking at social media, she will probably cool down a little bit. She will hopefully just focus on what she needs to do. “I want to just do the best I can and end it off good,” she explains.

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Lee has scored gold (all-around), silver (team), and bronze (uneven bars) medals. This is her first Olympic Games. She previously won gold (team), silver (floor), bronze (uneven bars), and 8th (all-around) at the 2019 World Championship. 

Lee Speaks About Her Uneven Bar Performance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

While also speaking about her uneven bar performance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Lee states she put too much pressure on herself. She was distracted during the uneven bars. The gymnast then admits she lost focus when she won her gold medal. “I felt like I wanted to make everyone else happy because bars are my thing. A lot of people were rooting for me.”

Lee further explains that there were many times in her bar routine where she could have just given up and jumped off. She reveals that the bronze medal probably means more to her than the all-around gold medal did just because the bars are her key event. “To mess it up like this, I was just kind of sad about it.”

Lee also explained her stance on winning the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on her Instagram Sunday morning. “Definitely wasn’t the routine I expected to do. But I’m so proud of myself for not giving up,” the gymnast states. She admits while she’s disappointed and sad about the results, she is beyond blessed to say she’s third in the world on bars. 

“Wish I could have gotten to show everyone what I am capable of! Thank you for your endless support,” the gymnast writes. She previously posted a pic of her family at home watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the caption, “The people I do it all for, I LOVE YOU.”

Sunsia Lee has a chance of winning the gold during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ beam final. She will also compete in the floor exercise. Both events will take place this week.