Gymnast Sunisa Lee of Staff USA took dwelling the ladies’s particular person all-around gold medal on July 29, and the second was actually historical past within the making. The 18-year-old was already the primary Hmong-American to compete within the Olympics and did so not lengthy after shedding an aunt and uncle to COVID-19, seeing her father turn into paralyzed from an unintended fall, and breaking her foot, all of which has occurred since 2019.
With Simone Biles’s departure from the Video games, Lee gained the coveted medal below an immense quantity of stress for Staff USA to carry out. That she did — all in a set of lengthy, white acrylic nails with the Olympic rings painted on them. Twitter took discover throughout her historic win and, naturally, has a whole lot of stuff to say about it.
“Suni Lee did ALL OF THAT with STUNNING nails and lashes. She’s a hero,” one consumer writes of Lee’s win. One other says, “Suni Lee simply gained the throughout gold medal with a full set of nails. my queen.”
Twitter was additionally fast to level at that the majority of us are fully ineffective after we’ve acquired lengthy, faux nails on — Lee makes a idiot of us all by successful a freaking gold medal in them. “Clearly that is secondary to her phenomenal expertise however the truth that I can not even open a seltzer can with acrylics on and Suni Lee simply gained gymnastics gold with these nails… a real icon,” jokes one Twitter consumer. There are many comparable sentiments floating round from others. “Suni Lee acquired gold within the gymnastics Olympic AA last together with her nails finished and I can’t even take my contacts off with acrylics on,” one other particular person Tweets.
Subsequent time we have now press-on nails or acrylics or extensions on and are available to that fateful second when it is time to change our contact lenses, button our pants, or open a soda can, we’ll look again on this second and understand that, hey, it is not like we’re doing backflips or something. If Lee can identify historical past with lengthy nails, we will do extremely mundane, minute duties in them, proper?
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