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Aug 16, 2016

Belizeans cheer on Simone Biles as she wins gold again

Eleven Miss Belize pageant contestants and their director; the Special Envoy for Women and Children; the Vice-President of OCEANA in Belize; the Music Ambassador and son of the Prime Minister, among others, this afternoon found themselves together at the Baymen’s Tavern of the Radisson Fort George Hotel. The purpose? To cheer on American gymnast and Olympic Games darling Simone Biles, who was going for her fourth gold medal in the women’s floor exercise – and got it, of course. Opal Enriquez, Miss Belize director and a cousin of Biles, and Special Envoy Kim Simplis-Barrow shared with News Five their reaction to Simone’s achievement.


Opal Enriquez, Cousin of Simone Biles

“We are super excited. We’re just overwhelmed with joy. Simone worked really hard for this; and my cousin Nellie worked really hard for this, so we are just really excited for the United States, for my family and for Belize.”


Kim Simplis-Barrow, Special Envoy for Women and Children

“It’s a wonderful achievement. Simone is a talented and strong young lady and for we here – for me personally, she’s obviously a role model for a lot of young girls and we’re very proud of her.”

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1 Response for “Belizeans cheer on Simone Biles as she wins gold again”

  1. Just being honest says:

    Can we please just call Kim Simpliss Barrow what she is….”first groupie” “first attention seeker” “first celebrity wannabe” Simone Biles has been a great athlete for years…now that cameras come to Belize all the wannabe celebrities appear to support. Sorry, we dont buy your bull. No one has for years. How long has your husband been PM??? You Ms Wannabe Celebrity are a huge part of the problem.
    We will wait for the audit of all the money you raised ‘for charity”!

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