Saturday 18 January, 2020

Simone Biles receives key to San Pedro, Belize

Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Manuel Heredia presented a wooden carving of the Coat of Arms to Simone Biles.

Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Manuel Heredia presented a wooden carving of the Coat of Arms to Simone Biles.

World-renowned Olympic Champion and Gold Medalist, Simone Biles, received the symbolic keys to San Pedro Ambergris Caye from Mayor Daniel Guerrero during a brief ceremony at the start of her six-day private visit to Belize last month.

Biles holds Belize citizenship through her mother and refers to the Jewel as her second home. 

During the ceremony, Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, presented the decorated gymnast with a token of appreciation.

Simone arrived around on November 27 and travelled to San Pedro to relax and enjoy her Thanksgiving break in Belize. During her stay, Biles enjoyed several reef and rainforest activities.

Biles, at 22, is the most decorated artistic gymnast of all time, winning 25 World Championship medals, 19 of which are gold. Five of her titles were won at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany in October.

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan is in her sights, and it is expected that she will be one of the most highly anticipated athletes at the games. 

 

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