Olympic gold medalist Connor Fields honored by Clark County Commission

County commissioners proclaimed today Connor Fields Day throughout greater Las Vegas and Clark County and presented the Olympic gold-medal winner with a key to the Las Vegas Strip. 9/6/16 (KSNV)

BMX superstar, Connor Fields, has had a whirlwind month. Just a few short weeks after becoming the first American to claim the gold medal for BMX during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Fields has been granted a key to the Las Vegas Strip.

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The honor comes one week after the local Olympian was granted the key to the City of Henderson.

Tuesday, Clark County Commissioners proclaimed September 6, Connor Fields Day throughout greater Las Vegas and Clark County.

“It is a privilege to be able to celebrate Connor’s tremendous success,” said Commissioner Mary Beth Scow, who is the commissioner for Commission District G, which is where Fields grew up.

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Connor Fields has always said that he is grateful for having grown up in Clark County as it allowed him to pursue his passion for BMX without having to travel far from home.

Before he competed in the Rio Olympic Games, Fields wrote this on his Facebook page:

"It has been a blessing to have so much support from Las Vegas. It has also been awesome to see how far BMX Has come there. When I started racing there were only 2 BMX tracks, but now Vegas/Henderson has 4 tracks and one of the best local scenes in the country. The track operators and volunteers at Boulder BMX, Whitney Mesa BMX, EFP BMX, and Nellis BMX provided me a place to grow up and fall in love with BMX. More recently, they have allowed me access to do the specific training needed to prepare for the Olympics. Thanks to all of you."

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Fields was nearly robbed of his chance to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games when he broke his wrist in April, just four months before the start of the games.

“Connor’s perseverance in overcoming a recent serious injury and never giving up on his Olympic dreams are a testament to his character,” said Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak.

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