Belize Honors Simone Biles

Multiple gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles will be the recipient of a motorcade in Belize City. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) made the announcement on their Facebook page, declaring that the motorcade will begin in Biltmore Plaza in Belize City at 4:00 pm on December 22, 2016. The motorcade will then continue down Orange Street, Albert Street, and Regent Street before concluding at Battlefield Park.

Simone Biles made international headlines in the summer of 2016 after winning four gold medals at the Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro. Biles is a dual citizen of the United States and Belize, and has often spoken to the press of her fondness for Belize and how much she enjoys visiting friends and family in the country. Biles is currently scheduled to attend the motorcade and the BTB is encouraging friends, family, and well-wishers to join the public in celebrating the heritage and accomplishment of one of Belize’s greatest athletes.

Biles was a member of the Final Five women’s gymnastics team that participated in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Biles is a three-time world all-around champion, four-time United States all-around champion, and won an individual bronze medal for the balance beam in addition to her four gold team medals at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Biles was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1997, the third of four children. Her biological mother, Shannon Biles, became unable to care for her children and Simone and her siblings were eventually adopted and raised by their grandfather Ron and his wife, Nellie Cayetano Biles, a citizen of Belize. Biles spent her childhood education as a homeschooler, graduating in 2015. Biles has been training as a gymnast since she was 6 years old.

Placencia Peninsula

With 16 miles of white sandy beaches, the Placencia Peninsula would be a great place for Simone Biles to visit when she’s in Belize. The multiple award-winning resort of Chabil Mar offers guests luxuriously-appointed villas, a lush tropical garden, and a delicious onsite restaurant complete with pier seating for an unobstructed view of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

Chabil Mar is the ideal place for travelers like Simone Biles to enjoy the top attractions on the mainland like the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve and Maya sites like Nim Li Punit and Lubantuum as well as all of the fun and excitement of the nearby Belize Barrier Reef, home to world-class scuba, snorkeling, sailing, and fishing sites.

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