Michelle Obama earns loud ovation from athletes at The ESPYS

  • Michelle Obama earns loud ovation from athletes at The ESPYS

Michelle Obama earns loud ovation from athletes at The ESPYS

Shriver-the mother of journalist Maria Shriver and sister of President John F. Kennedy-founded the Special Olympics in 1968.

Shriver, who is now the Chairman of the Special Olympics, went on to celebrate his mother's awesome work, before pointing to the stars of his games as a way to "fight the hate in our country right now".

Timothy accepted the silver trophy from the former first lady and said: "Once a great first lady, still a great first lady". "Our mother would have loved you - your forthrightness, your honesty, your toughness".

'Her work to promote inclusion and acceptance transformed the lives of countless young athletes and inspired us all.

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Michelle on stage while introducing the award.

Michelle Obama shined as first lady, now she's bringing her glow to the office of former first lady. The award named after him is meant to honor achievers who have shown courage and character through their work and contribution to humanity. She opted for an asymmetrical cut-out dress by Cushnie et Ochs and a pair of asymmetrical patent leather pumps by Gianvito Rossi. Two: She was there to remind us that in this troubled and unruly political climate, women like her still exist and continue to thrive and shine and push forward. Black, strappy Gianvito Rossi heels, statement earrings by Jennifer Fisher and a sleek hairstyle polished off the edgy look. And then came Michelle Obama.

Michelle about to present the award. Similar to the Grammy (for music), Tony (for theater), Emmy (for television) and Academy Award (for films), this award ceremony is also hosted by celebrities.

The 53-year-old former first lady was received on stage by the retired National Football League star Peyton Manning.