Sunisa "Suni" Lee is officially starting her freshman year at Auburn University!
The 18-year-old Team USA gymnast — who was the women's all-around champion during the Tokyo Summer Games — shared a photo of herself on Friday posing outside the William J. Samford Hall at the Alabama school.
Lee wore an Auburn T-shirt, biker shorts and white sneakers in the school grounds snap. The athlete, who picked up three medals in Tokyo, also sported an Olympic rings necklace.
"War eagle" she captioned the post, a reference to the school's "battle cry."
Continuing to support her after the Olympics, Lee's gymnastics teammates Simone Biles and Jade Carey cheered her on in the comments section. "Wahooooooo!!!!!!" Biles, 24, wrote in one message, while Carey, 21, added in another, "Yessss."
Former Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn also celebrated Lee, writing, "Congrats!! Big moves."
Sunisa "Suni" Lee is an Olympian — and now she has the tattoo to match!
On Wednesday, the 18-year-old Team USA gymnast revealed that she had the iconic Olympic rings inked on her right forearm, sharing a photo of the finished product on her Instagram Story.
"Did a thingggg," she wrote alongside the shot, which featured Lee happily showing off her new body art at what appears to be a tattoo parlor.
Lee's fresh ink comes just two weeks after her return from the Tokyo Games, where she won three medals: a gold in the individual all-around; silver with Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum during the team final; and bronze in the uneven bars.
It's common for athletes mark their accomplishment of competing at the highest level with tattoos of the Olympic rings. Even Lee's teammate Biles, 24, had it tattooed on her forearm after picking up five medals — four gold and one bronze — in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
When asked who amongst the U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team would likely be getting a tattoo following the Games, Chiles, 20, told PEOPLE earlier this month, "I think all of us. All of us. Yeah, I think we are all. Except for Simone, because she already has one."
"I already know where I'm getting mine," Chiles said, pointing to her inner elbow, above the ditch area.
"I don't think we're going to get it together because we all live in different states. But we're all talking about getting it after and what place we'd get it or different areas," added McCallum, 18, noting, "I was wanting to get it like here where Simone has it."
Sunisa "Suni" Lee didn't just wow the world with her incredible gymnastics skills as she flipped and flew through the air at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Fans of the sport were also amazed to see the 18-year-old women's gymnastics individual all-around gold medalist execute such difficult moves all while rocking inch-long acrylic nails.
"Suni Lee is an icon and everything she did is impressive but I have to say that I'm most impressed that she did it all with these nails. Women are amazing," one person tweeted. Someone else wrote, "Suni Lee won Olympic gold in gymnastics and didn't break a single nail in the process. Mad respect #Tokyo2020."
But Lee is no stranger to long nails, so when she visited Minneapolis salon, Little Luxuries Nail Lounge, before jetting to Japan, it was no question that an acrylic manicure was the right choice.
"We have done Suni's nails on two occasions prior to the Olympics. For the Games, she wanted her usual short white coffin nails with an Olympic-inspired design," says Little Luxuries Nail Lounge CEO Amy Vang.
Nail artist Elizabeth Lee mocked up a design for the gymnast and when she arrived, they collaborated on the perfect look. "Suni decided on the trending wavy lines in red and blue to complement her Olympic leotard," Vang says.
Even though it can seem challenging to do everyday tasks — let alone gymnastics skills — with long acrylic nails, Vang says that Lee actually prefers a mani with length. But for the Olympics, the gymnast wanted her nails to be a little bit shorter than normal. "She requested them to be short, although she expressed that she loves wearing longer nails," Vang says. "She told us she's always worn acrylics and that it feels strange to not have them on."
Suni Lee kept the American Gymnastics streak alive by winning gold in the All-Around competition at #Tokyo2020. Brazil's Rebeca Andrade claimed the silver medal followed by ROC's Angelina Melnikova with bronze. Simone Biles, the heavy favourite prior to the start of the Games, did not participate in the final to focus on her mental health. Enjoy the highlights from the Women's All-Around Final!