Simone Biles is the Youngest Person to Be Awarded the Medal of Freedom

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Simone BilesShe just added a new type to her collection.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom was presented to the Olympic champion. President Joe Biden July 7, 2007. Simone was already a legend as the most decorated American gymnast of his time. Now, at 25, he is the youngest person to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Simone reflected on this milestone and noted that it was “a huge honor”It is possible to do so quickly.

“It’s kind of scary because it is the best award you can receive for your whole life so now it’s kind of scary like, ‘Oh, what do I do now?’ But it’s a huge honor,”She told reporters at White House. “I’m excited to be here especially with my family, my agents [and] all the other recipients. So, it was an exciting morning.”

According to The White HouseSimone was chosen to receive the Nation’s highest civilian honor, along with 16 others, for her history-making achievements in gymnastics as well as her advocacy for the mental safety of athletes; foster care children; and victims and survivors of sexual assault.