Suni Lee earns first perfect 10 with Auburn gymnastics

February 5, 2022

It didn’t take long for Suni Lee to achieve perfection. Just six meets into her freshman season at Auburn, the reigning Olympic all-around champion posted a 10.0 on the uneven bars to help the Tigers keep pace with LSU on Saturday.

Lee’s collegiate routine isn’t quite as intricate as the set she performed to clinch gold in Tokyo, but it does feature multiple difficult transitions between the bars and is capped off by a full-twisting double back tuck dismount. She floated through her Maloney to Pak salto to Van Leeuwen combination and nailed her landing to earn a perfect score.

It’s the sixth-ever 10.0 in Auburn gymnastics history and the first since Rachael Tarantino notched a perfect mark on the balance beam in 2004.