Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe Honored as Notable Americans
In addition to their Olympic success, the two are both noted for using their voices to drive social awareness and change: Biles on mental health and sexual abuse, and Rapinoe on equality and equity.
Biles and Rapinoe were acknowledged alongside 15 other personalities from across entertainment, politics, business, health care, and more. They join Babe Didrikson Zaharias & Jesse Owens (track & field), Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay, boxing), Dan Gable (wrestling), and Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Pat Summit and Jerry West (basketball) as Olympic stars bestowed with the honor since 1963.
Check out the gallery below for other Olympic recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom...
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