BTB extends invitation to Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Since the Rio Olympic Games commenced, US Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles has been the talk of the world. In Belize, the 19 year-old holds a special place in the hearts of Belizeans, as her mother is from Belize. The excitement grew more when the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) scored more than gold when they extended Biles, along with her teammates, an invitation to vacation in Belize, and they accepted.33 simone-biles-to-vacation-in-belize
BTB tweeted on Thursday, August 11th: “Congrats @simone_biles! Belize is so proud of you. We’d love to host you and the entire #FinalFive on a vacation once you’re ready to relax.” Biles, who is no stranger to Belize, responded, “My second home, you betta belize we’re coming.” BTB’s offer is to host Biles and the US gymnast team for a five-day, all-expense trip to Belize.
Biles’ Belizean roots stem from her adopted mother Nellie Cayetano Biles, the daughter of Silas Cayetano, a former United Democrat Party Senator. Just last year, Biles vacationed on Ambergris Caye, when she joined family and friends to celebrate her brother Ronald Biles’ tropical wedding at Ramon’s Village Resort.

US gymnasts Alexandra Raisman, Madison Kocian, Lauren Hernandez, Simone Biles and Gabrielle Douglas celebrate with their gold medals on the podium during the women's team final Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP / Emmanuel DUNAND        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

US gymnasts Alexandra Raisman, Madison Kocian, Lauren Hernandez, Simone Biles and Gabrielle Douglas celebrate with their gold medals on the podium during the women’s team final Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP / Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Biles is considered the best gymnast in the world holding a total of fourteen medals, of which ten are gold. At just 19, she is already one of the most decorated gymnasts in US history, and is the first woman to win three consecutive world all-around titles. So far, she has won four gold medals in the Rio Summer Olympics: women’s team all-around, women’s individual all-around, women’s vault, women’s floor exercise, and won a bronze medal in the women’s beam.

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