(MENAFN) During an event held at the White House on Friday to honor the Louisiana State University (LSU) women's basketball team, a distressing incident occurred when one of the players fainted. The event, hosted by US President Joe Biden, was meant to celebrate the team's victory in the NCAA women's basketball championship this year. However, the occasion took a somber turn as player Sa'Myah Smith suddenly collapsed.
President Biden, whose speech was interrupted by the unfortunate incident, was quickly moved aside to allow medical personnel to attend to Smith. Showing concern for her well-being, Biden apologized for the extensive standing at the event and reassured everyone that incidents like these have occurred before.
The atmosphere in the East Room of the White House, where the event took place, grew solemn as the focus shifted from the celebratory mood to the player's condition. The priority became ensuring that Smith received the necessary care and attention from the medical professionals present.
Shortly after the incident, LSU's coach Kim Mulkey provided an update to alleviate concerns about Smith's health. Mulkey confirmed that Sa'Myah was doing well, reassuring those in attendance and the wider public who had expressed their concern.
While the incident cast a momentary shadow over the event, it highlighted the unpredictable nature of live gatherings and the importance of prioritizing the health and well-being of individuals involved. The LSU women's basketball team's remarkable achievement in winning the NCAA championship was undoubtedly a source of pride and joy, and despite the unfortunate turn of events, the event at the White House served as a platform to recognize their outstanding accomplishments.
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