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Highlights: Suni Lee takes bronze on bars after rare mistakes

Video player from: NBC Olympics (privacy policy) Individual all-around champion Suni Lee took bronze on the uneven bars in the event final after making some rare missteps, scoring a 14.500. She scored a 15.300 in both qualifications and the all-around.
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Suni Lee Swings to Bronze and Nina Derwael Makes History at Olympic Gymnastics Bars Final

Sunisa Lee has won bronze in the women's artistic gymnastics bars final in Tokyo three days after claiming the all-around title. Lee's score was a lower-than-usual 14.5 (she received 15.4 at the team final, 15.3 in the all-around final, and 15.2 in qualifications); she had breaks in her routine, meaning she didn't connect release moves like she was supposed to, which lowered her routine's starting value by six tenths of a point. Her execution, though, was still solid. Nina Derwael from Belgium, who qualified through in the top spot and has two World Championship bars titles to her name, received gold with a high score of 15.2. This is Belgium's first Olympic medal in women's artistic gymnastics. Anastasiia Iliankova, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, earned silver with a score of 14.833.
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Team USA gymnast Sunisa Lee wins gold in women's all-around

Sunisa Lee took full advantage of her time to shine. The 18-year-old U.S. gymnast turned in a goosebump-inducing performance to take home the gold in Tokyo in the women's all-around competition on Thursday, making sure the gold would stay with Team USA after defending champion Simone Biles opted not to participate.
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Tokyo Olympics’ Breakout Stars Suni Lee And Caeleb Dressel Are Poised To Cash In

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