Premier Andrew Fahie announced the award at Malone’s recognition ceremony which was held at the Central Administration Complex on October 11.
During his address at the ceremony, Premeir Fahie said a plot of land is set aside for Malone at Spooners Estate on the main island of Tortola.
“It is no surprise what you have achieved to date,” the Premier said in a statement directed to the Pan Am Games champion. “The government saw that she needed a training ground to be able to get gold and one of the best ways to practice is to jump over land. I want you to practice your jump and to jump over and across for the gold medal in the Olympics. I want you to try jumping over 0.4775 acres of land that we will be donating to you,” the Premier stated.
“This is not the norm for anyone that wins a gold so let me make that clear right now. But [this is] for anyone that wins a gold in games such as the Pan Am Games, World Championships, or the Olympics.”
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