Olympic gymnasts Suni Lee, Grace McCallum welcomed home to Minnesota
Olympic medalists Suni Lee and Grace McCallum arrived home from Tokyo Thursday and we greeted at the airport by a large crowd of family, friends and fans. Lee and McCallum both won team silver medals at the 2020 Tokyo Games and Lee also earned a gold medal in the individual all-around competition and a bronze medal on the uneven bars.
(FOX 9) - The 2020 Tokyo Olympics wrap up Sunday, but family, friends and fans welcomed Olympic medalists Suni Lee and Grace McCallum home to Minnesota on Thursday.
The gymnasts touched down at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Thursday afternoon and were greeted by a large crowd at the baggage claim, including some of their fellow gymnasts at their home gyms Midwest Gymnastics and Twin City Twisters.
Sunisa Lee returns to Minnesota after gold medal win
Gymnastics star and St. Paul native Suni Lee returned home on Thursday after her gold medal win at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
"It’s absolutely amazing. It’s incredible to see the amount of love and support that we have," Lee told FOX 9.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said a parade for Lee is planned for Sunday from 3-5 p.m.
Isanti, McCallum's hometown, will be celebrating her on Saturday with the mayor declaring it Grace McCallum Day in the city.
Suni Lee, Grace McCallum welcomed home by Minnesota fans
Olympic medalists Suni Lee and Grace McCallum were welcomed home to Minnesota Thursday by a crowd of family members, friends at fans at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
McCallum and Lee won silver medals in the team event. Lee also took home the coveted individual all-around gold medal as well as a bronze on the uneven bars.
Next up for both gymnasts? College. Both are planning to continue their gymnastics careers at the collegiate level, with Lee competing for Auburn University and McCallum for the University of Utah.