after her medal-winning performances
The 18-year-old Olympian took home the gold medal in the women’s individual all-round final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games earlier this week, and picked up the bronze in the women’s uneven bars final on Sunday (01.08.21)
4 August 2021
Despite coming third in the bars final, Sunisa – who also helped team USA win the silver medal in the team all-round final – has admitted she’s “sad” about her performance because the equipment is her speciality.
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Speaking to reporters after the final, she said: “There were so many times in my bar routine where I could have just gave up and jumped off but I didn’t and now I have a bronze medal … I thought I was done.
“This medal probably means more to be than the all-around gold medal did, just because bars is my thing. To mess it up like this, I was just kind of sad about it.”
And because she was so focused on “making everybody else happy”, Sunisa is now planning to take a step back and stay off social media for a while so she can spend time focusing on herself.
She added: “I felt like I wanted to make everybody else happy because bars is my thing and a lot of people were rooting for me.
“I’ll probably cool down a little bit and just focus on what I need to do especially because we’re coming to the end. I want to just do the best I can and end it off good.
“[I’m going to] stay off social media for a little bit. I’m probably going to delete Twitter. Instagram is not as bad because I can’t really see what people say, but [on] Twitter it’s just so easy to see everything. So I’m probably going to have to end up deleting that.”