St. Paul City Council proclaims Sunday ‘Sunisa Lee Day’

Members of the St. Paul City Council voted to proclaim Sunday “Sunisa Lee Day” in the city at a meeting Wednesday.

The proclamation passed 6-0.

As previously reported by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, a mural of Lee is on a building located along Robert Street on St. Paul’s west side.

Lee won the gold medal during the Tokyo Olympics for the all-around competition. After her win, Gov. Tim Walz proclaimed Friday, July 30, 2021, as Sunisa Lee Day in the state, and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter also declared that date as Sunisa Lee Day in the city.

In October, Lee was named the Individual Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. She then announced in April that she was ending her college career at Auburn University, citing a health condition involving her kidneys. However, she said in a social media post announcing her decision she is working to return to form for the upcoming Olympics in Paris.

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