'The Independent' reports that on July 7, President Biden awarded 17 people with the nation's highest civilian honor. Biles, 25, was among the recipients, making her the youngest person to ever accept the medal. "Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast in history. When we see her compete, we see unmatched power and determination, grace and daring." President Joe Biden, via statement. "A trailblazer and a role model, when she stands on the podium, we see what she is: absolute courage to turn personal pain into a greater purpose, to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves."
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