Sunisa Lee says distractions from social media contributed to bronze medal performance
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Team USA gymnast Sunisa Lee said that distractions from social media contributed to her bronze medal finish at this summer's Tokyo Olympics.

In an interview with People on Sunday, Lee said she is planning to "stay off social media for a little bit," noting that distractions caused her to make mistakes during her uneven bars performance, which is considered her strongest event.

"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," Lee told People. "I want to just do the best I can and end it off good." 


Lee, who won a gold medal in the all-around competition, added that she plans to delete her Twitter after the Games.  

"I'm probably going to delete Twitter," she said. "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."

Lee’s comments came as her teammate Simone Biles returned to the competition after sitting out a week due to mental health concerns, winning a bronze medal in the balance beam event Tuesday. 

In an Instagram post, Lee wrote that even though it wasn’t the routine she imaged herself doing, she was proud of herself for not “for not giving up.”