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Simone Biles Becomes the Youngest Person to be Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom


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On July 9th, 2022 @Simonebiles was awarded the presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joe Biden making her the youngest person alive with the title.


Simone Arianne Biles, 24, is an artistic gymnast from the United States. She is widely regarded as one of the best gymnasts of all time.




Biles and her sister Adria were adopted by their grandparents, Ronald and Nellie Biles, and raised in Spring, Texas, a suburb of the Houston metropolitan region. Simone developed a passion for gymnastics at the age of six while visiting Bannon's Gymnastix with her daycare. She trained there for 11 years under the guidance of her coach, Aimee Boorman.

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Prior to making her competitive debut at the top level in 2011, Biles earned gold in floor exercise and bronze in vault at the Women's Junior Olympic National Championships in 2010. A little under two years later, she dominated the field. In all four events—the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise—Biles stood out for her consistency, her upbeat demeanor, and the high level of difficulty she included into her routines.


At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she became the first female U.S. gymnast to win four gold medals at a single Games, and she was the first gymnast to win three consecutive world all-around titles between 2013-2015.






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