ST. PAUL — In celebration of her gold-medal Olympic performance on Thursday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz proclaimed Friday, July 30, 2021, as Sunisa Lee Day in the state of Minnesota.

Lee won the gold medal on Thursday in the Tokyo Olympics gymnastics individual all-around competition. The 18-year-old from St. Paul is the first Hmong-American to win Olympic gold.

“Suni Lee, Minnesota’s own, has made our state and country proud by etching her name among the legendary USA Olympians that have won at the Summer Games,” Walz said in a press release. “We (are) so proud of you, Suni. Way to bring home the gold!”

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