Simone Biles Honored With Presidential Medal of Freedom
Simone Biles now has yet another medal to add to her extensive collection. Among her 32 Olympic and World Championship medals now sits a Presidential Medal of Freedom, gifted to her by President Joe Biden on Thursday.
According to The White House, the medal is “presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors.” In addition to Biles, this year’s honorees include Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington (who had to skip the award ceremony due to a case of COVID-19 according to CNN), and Fred Gray, who served as an attorney to both Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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