Gov. Walz Proclaims Sunisa Lee Day in Minnesota

Coming off her gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics, Sunisa Lee is being celebrated in her home state of Minnesota.

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan have proclaimed Friday, July 30, 2021, as Sunisa Lee Day, to celebrate Team USA’s Suni Lee winning gold in the individual all-around competition. 18-year-old Lee, from Saint Paul, Minnesota, is the first Hmong-American to compete in the Olympics.

“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,” said Governor Walz. “We so proud of you, Suni. Way to bring home the gold!”

“Congratulations to Team USA’s Suni Lee, the first Hmong-American Olympian, on bringing home the gold medal. Minnesota is so proud of you,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “That roar you hear coming from Minnesota is all of the love and excitement we’re sending to you in Tokyo! The story of your victory will be told to generations of Minnesotans as you exemplify the very best of who we are.”

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter also plans to declare Sunisa Lee Day in the city tomorrow.