Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997) is an American artistic gymnast. Her seven Olympic medals tied with Shannon Miller for the most Olympic medals won by an American gymnast. She is considered one of the greatest and most dominant gymnasts of all time.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made immense, impactful contributions to the United States or the global community. Simone was recognized for her advocacy for “athletes’ mental health and safety, children in the foster care system, and victims of sexual assault,” per a statement from the White House.

According to The White House, Simone was selected to receive the Nation’s highest civilian honor amongst 16 other individuals for her history-making accomplishments in gymnastics, as well as her advocacy work for the mental health and safety of athletes; children who are in the foster care system; and victims of sexual assault.

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