Simone Biles

Simone Biles

Gymnast Simone Biles is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Joe Biden on Thursday at White House

US Top Honour

Presidential Medal of Freedom is the biggest civilian honour of The United States

Youngest honoree

Simone Biles is the youngest recipient ever of Medal of Freedom honour

Biden

Biden

Biden praised Simone for turning her personal pain into universal and for supporting the weakest

Fred Gray

Fred Gray

One of the most important civil rights layers 91 year old Fred Gray was awarded the Medal of Freedom

Megan Rapinoe

Biden presented American soccer player Megan Rapinoe  with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Wilma Vaught

Retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma Vaught was amongst the medal recipients.  Vaught is one of the most dominant female figures in US military history

Gabby Giffords

Biden also gave the civilian honour to Ex Rep. Gabby Giffords . To Biden she was the most courageous ever known women

Other honorees

John McCain, Diane Nash, late Richard Trumka, Sister Simone Campbell, Mark Kelly et al are among the honorees