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Suni Lee, Grace McCallum qualify for U.S. Olympic gymnastics team

The Minnesota natives are headed to Tokyo.
Suni Lee / Grace McCallum

On the second night of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, St. Paul native Suni Lee and Isanti native Grace McCallum qualified for the U.S. national team and will represent Minnesota in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Lee's bid was in great shape entering Sunday night as she ranked second in the all-around competition behind superstar Simone Biles. With a spot on the national team within reach, Lee put together a score of 58.166 to outscore Biles (57.333) for the first time since 2013.

Lee's performance was highlighted by her routine on the uneven bars. After posting a score of 15.300 on the first night of competition, Lee recorded the highest score of the night on Sunday at 14.900. Over two days, nobody was able to top Lee on the bars with a total score of 30.200.

Lee continued to impress as she moved to the beam, where she posted the highest score of the night at 14.733.

Lee recorded a score of 14.600 on the vault before capping off her night with a 13.933 score on floor routine. Overall, Lee had a two-day score of 115.832 which was just behind Biles, who scored 118.098.

McCallum's bid was also in good shape entering the night as she was in fourth place of the all-around competition. McCallum turned it on during Sunday's performance as she recorded a total score of 57.499 including a 14.000 score on the uneven bars.

McCallum wrapped up her night with a score of 13.800 on the beam and 13.500 for a two-day score of 112.564. With a fourth-place finish in the all-around, McCallum was able to impress the selection committee and make the team.

Lee and McCallum will join Biles, Jordan Chiles, Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner as part of the U.S. national team. Kayla DiCello, Kara Eaker, Emma Malabuyo and Leanne Wong will also travel to Tokyo as alternates.

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