Olympic all-around gold medalist Suni Lee will miss next week’s selection camp to determine the U.S. team for this fall’s world gymnastics championships.
“Suni was invited to camp but has opted not to participate,” according to USA Gymnastics’ social media.
Lee, 20, was diagnosed with two types of kidney diseases earlier this year, which caused her to prematurely end her second and final college season at Auburn in March. She was also limited in training this spring and summer, and at August meets, she competed on balance beam and vault but not uneven bars or floor exercise.
The five-woman team for worlds (plus an alternate) will be named after the Sept. 19–20 camp competition in Katy, Texas.
It is expected that the entire world team will be made up of athletes who compete next week, given that petitions to the world team are not allowed.
The camp competition roster includes the top 17 all-around finishers from last month’s national championships, led by eight-time U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles.