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American breakout star Suni Lee was her Chinese opponent’s most vocal fan in Tokyo

Summary List PlacementSuni Lee may not have won a medal in her final event of the Tokyo Olympics, but she was all smiles as the final gymnast completed her routine. Turns out, the 18-year-old American breakout star was a fan of China's Guan Chenchen. After powering through her own routine in...

Suni Lee cheers on China's Guan Chenchen.

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Suni Lee may not have won a medal in her final event of the Tokyo Olympics, but she was all smiles as the final gymnast completed her routine.

Turns out, the 18-year-old American breakout star was a fan of China’s Guan Chenchen.

Suni Lee competes on balance beam

After powering through her own routine in Tuesday’s balance beam final, Lee was an active observer as her opponent Guan pieced together a near-flawless routine on the apparatus.

Videos show the individual all-around champion jumping up and down, clapping, and cheering as Guan flipped and finessed her way to a gold medal.

At certain points, Lee could even be heard encouraging the 16-year-old with shouts of “Come on!” in the backkground.

Suni Lee cheers on China's Guan Chenchen.

Moments after the event, Lee took to Twitter to respond to a video showcasing her support for Guan. She added “i love her sm” for her own followers to see.

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With the end of Tuesday’s balance beam final, the artistic gymnastics events at the Tokyo Olympics have officially come to a close.

Lee will head back to the United States with a complete set of medals: gold in the individual all-around, silver in the team all-around, and bronze on the uneven bars.

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