Team USA: Olympians return to Minnesota!

Photo by Travis Lee Gold medalist Suni Lee

Nationally celebrated Olympians Suni Lee and Grace McCallum from St. Paul and Isanti, Minnesota, respectively, were greeted by almost 200 fans, friends, and well-wishers this afternoon upon returning from the Tokyo games.

Flanked by St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and a dozen law enforcement officers from various jurisdictions, the two superstars looked a bit overwhelmed by the reporters and the frenzied crowd that continuously cheered, took pictures, and asked questions as they walked through the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport.

Photo by Travis Lee Grace McCallum (l) and Suni Lee saw a frenzied welcome at the airport

Lee took home the gold in the women’s all-around individual performance, while McCallum won the silver in the women’s team competition.

Mayor Carter announced on Thursday that the city will host a parade for Lee on Sunday from 3 to 5 pm along White Bear Avenue in St. Paul.

For more on Suni Lee’s amazing journey, read: Suni Lee’s gold a victory for all Hmong