LSU women’s basketball player faints at White House ceremony
A Louisiana State College ladies’s basketball participant handed out whereas on stage with President Biden on the White Home, sparking a chaotic scene during which medical personnel rushed to the dais.
Mr. Biden was moved to the facet whereas the ailing participant was receiving care.
The scary second occurred a couple of minutes into Mr. Biden’s speech honoring the crew, which gained the NCAA ladies’s basketball championship earlier this 12 months.
As Mr. Biden started speaking, the participant — Sa’Myah Smith, a ahead on the crew — collapsed. The scene elicited gasps from the gang within the White Home’s luxurious East Room.
“People, it’s okay,” Mr. Biden mentioned instantly after the incident.
The ceremony was briefly positioned on maintain whereas the White Home’s medical employees handled Ms. Smith and escorted her out of the room.
Upon resuming the ceremony, Mr. Biden assured the gang that Ms. Smith was not critically injured.
“It’s not the primary time it’s occurred. To not her, however to a variety of of us standing up on stage,” Mr. Biden mentioned.
Coach Kim Mulkey advised the shocked viewers that Ms. Smith was doing fantastic.
“Sa’Myah is okay. For these of you who’re involved, Sa’Myah is okay. I’ll guarantee you of that. … She’s embarrassed. She doesn’t need to go away. She desires to face with us, however she must be checked out,” Ms. Mulkey mentioned.