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Simone Biles helps gift new wheelchair to Suni Lee's father

Tokyo Olympics Artistic Gymnastics
Posted at 9:08 PM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-02 06:04:36-04

Simone Biles and Suni Lee may be competitors in the gym, but they are also friends.

The Olympic teammates formed a bond that was evident by Biles' gift to Suni's father, John.

"I love your daughter, Suni, so much and I know how much she loves you," Biles told John in a video message on NBC's Today show.

With the help of Today, Biles gave John Lee a new electric wheelchair.

John suffered a spinal cord injury in 2019 after falling off a ladder while helping a friend trim a tree.

John said the electrical wheelchair will give him a new sense of freedom.

"It'll be a little different because now they don't have to keep pushing me around," he said.