ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gymnast Emily Lee is hoping she can turn heads at the U.S. Olympic Trials. The 18-year-old from California is looking to land a spot on the five-woman U.S. team when the squad is announced at the end.
Lee is considered one of the best in the world on the balance beam, her signature event.
Lee navigated a series of setbacks to reachthe trials, from the death of her younger sister in 2015 to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced her gym to close.
Lee says through it all she never considered quitting.