LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, and the first Hmong American to compete in the Olympics, Suni Lee said on Thursday that she was the victim of a racist attack in LA.

Lee was the all around gymnastics champion this summer. Her family is originally from Laos, in Southeast Asia.

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The gold medalist told Popsugar that she was on the sidewalk with friends after a taping of “Dancing With Stars,” when a car sped past her and the people inside yelled racist slurs and pepper-sprayed her.

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“I didn’t do anything to them, and having my reputation, it’s so hard because I didn’t want to do anything that could get me into trouble. I just let it happen,” Lee told the popular website.

Lee said she was unhurt.

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The 18-year-old has been exploring opportunities here in LA before she begins college back east.