The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded to Simone Biles, who is the youngest recipient ever.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to Simone Biles on July 7 by Vice President Joe Biden. Discover why the Olympic gymnast thinks the distinction is “sort of scary.”
The medal collection of Simone Biles has recently expanded.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was given to the Olympic winner on July 7 by President Joe Biden. The 25-year-old just made history again by being the youngest recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, building on her previous accomplishment of becoming the most decorated American gymnast of all time.
Simone said it’s “a big honour” to reach this goal so early on and said she was thinking back on it.
“It’s a little frightening because it’s the greatest honour one could ever receive, so what should one do next? However, it is a great honour “At the White House, she told reporters. “Having my family, my agency, and the other beneficiaries here makes me happy in particular. Consequently, the morning was exhilarating.”
According to The White House, Simone was chosen among 16 other people to receive the country’s highest civilian honour for both her historic gymnastics achievements and her advocacy work for the safety and mental health of athletes, children in foster care, and sexual assault victims.
When former U.S. Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar was still alive in 2018, Simone came forward as a victim of sexual abuse. In the same year, Nassar was given a sentence of up to 175 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to seven counts of felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
It “shine[s] a good light” on gymnastics, according to Simone, to get the award from Biden.
She remarked on her sport, “It’s just amazing. Having some brightness feels good because there has been a bit of a cloud over it the past couple of years.
The Olympic medallist claimed that this success will demonstrate to young women all around the nation that “you can do anything you put your mind to.”
Also, just speak up and use your platforms, she advised. Just go out there and enjoy your trip while being true to yourself and real to yourself.
- Bevin Prince’s Actor Spouse William Friend, Who Was 33 Years Old, Has Passed Away!
- Joe Biden: Net Worth of the Current USA President, Complete Info!