Dominique Dawes rose to international stardom as a member of the 1996 gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Team. A crowd favorite for her enthusiasm and energy, Dawes first became involved with gymnastics at the age of six in her home state of Maryland. It was then that Dawes met Kelli Hill, who coached Dawes throughout her career. Dawes gained national attention with her floor exercise and successfully landed a spot on the 1992 U.S. Olympic team headed for Barcelona. There the team earned bronze medals, making Dawes, then 15, and teammate Betty Okino the first African-Americans to medal in gymnastics.
Between the 1993 and 1994 World Championships, Dawes added three more silver medals to her burgeoning collection. She earned the nickname “Awesome Dawesome” for her tumbling feats and was an integral player on the 1996 U.S. Olympic team dubbed “The Magnificent Seven.” In Atlanta, the team became the first Americans to win the team gold medal, and Dawes received her first individual Olympic medal, a bronze for floor exercise. Dawes competed again in the 2000 Olympics when the team finished fourth, and in 2002, graduated from the University of Maryland. Dominique Dawes appears currently as an actress, model and private gymnastics coach at her hometown gym.
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**Dominique Dawes Speaker**
Dominique Dawes speaker topics could include her long and successful gymnastics career, her work on the advisory board of Sesame Workshop’s Healthy Habits for Life Program and her tenures as the president of the Women’s Sports Federation.
**Dominique Dawes Appearance**
Dominique Dawes appearances occurred in three consecutive Olympics, a record for an American gymnast. Other Dominique Dawes appearances include a stint in the Broadway production of “Grease” and music videos for Prince and Missy Elliot.
**Dominique Dawes Endorsement**
Dominique Dawes endorsements include numerous awards for her gymnastics performance and charity work. She has received an Essence Award, Henry P. Iba Citizen Award, AAUW Woman of Distinction Award and the “Caring Hands, Caring Hearts” Award from Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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