Minnesota's Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Suni Lee has reunited with her family in New York after returning from Tokyo.
The 18-year-old gymnast from St. Paul was joined by her dad, mom and siblings on the TODAY Show Thursday morning, and when Suni Lee walked on stage, she headed right for her dad Houa John Lee and gave him a big hug.
Watch it here:
Suni Lee and her teammates just returned from Tokyo after competing in the Olympics, where she won the gold medal in the individual all-around, silver in the team final and bronze on the uneven bars. Olympians' family members did not travel to Tokyo due to COVID-19 restrictions.
On the TODAY Show, Suni Lee said it was "amazing" to see her family, adding, "To see them here with me in New York is absolutely amazing. I feel so proud. I'm so happy to see them."
She then put the gold medal around her dad's neck, saying it belongs to him too (he built her a balance beam when she was a kid), as well as the silver around her mom's neck.
"Oh my God. I never thought I would ever get one of these, and she did it," Houa John Lee said. "She got it, she brought it home."
Suni Lee said she wouldn't be where she is today without the support of her parents and siblings, as well as the Hmong community. Suni Lee is the first Hmong American gymnast to qualify for the Olympics and the first Asian American woman to win gold in the all-around, TODAY said.
You can watch the entire hug and happy tear-filled segment here.