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Dominique Dawes

African-american Olympic Gymnast
Female
Born Nov 20, 1976

Dominique Margaux Dawes is a retired United States artistic gymnast. She was 10-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team, the 1994 U.S. all-around senior National Champion, a three-time Olympian, a World Championships silver medalist and a member of the gold-medal winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Summer Olympics.… Read More

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    Wall Street Journal - Jul 27, 2016

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dominique Dawes.

CHILDHOOD

1976 Birth Born on November 20, 1976.

TEENAGE

1988 - 1989 2 More Events
1990 13 Years Old She placed 3rd in the all-around in the junior division at the 1990 U.S. National Championships. … Read More
1991 14 Years Old Though she was not part of the 1991 World Championship team, Dawes continued to move up on the national and international scene throughout 1991 and 1992.
1992 15 Years Old The crowd pleasing athlete placed 4th at the 1992 Olympic trials and was awarded a place on the United States Olympic team. … Read More
1993 16 Years Old 1 More Event
She is probably best known for her performances at the 1993 and 1994 World Championships.
1994 17 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Known in the gymnastics community as 'Awesome Dawesome,' she was a 10-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team, the 1994 U.S. all-around senior National Champion, a three-time Olympian, a World Championships silver medalist and a member of the gold-medal winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Summer Olympics. … Read More
At the 1996 World Championships, Dawes missed out on a medal on the uneven bars, but tied Liu Xuan for a bronze medal on the balance beam.

TWENTIES

1998 21 Years Old …  She returned briefly in 1998 to participate in the Goodwill Games, where she placed 19th in the Mixed Pairs event with Chainey Umphrey.
2000 23 Years Old However, she placed 9th all-around at 2000 U.S. Nationals and 7th at the Olympic Trials, and earned a spot on her third Olympic team. … Read More
2002 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. … Read More
2004 27 Years Old Dawes served as President of the Women's Sports Federation from 2004–2006; she was the youngest President in the Foundation's history.

THIRTIES

2008 31 Years Old She provided commentary for Yahoo's coverage of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
2010 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2010, President Obama appointed Dawes to be co-chair of the newly renamed President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, along with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
2012 35 Years Old Dawes became engaged in December 2012, to Catholic school teacher Jeff Thompson. Dawes converted to Catholicism and they married on May 25, 2013. … Read More
2016 39 Years Old Dawes appeared with gymnasts Nadia Comăneci and Simone Biles in a commercial for Tide called "The Evolution of Power" prior to the 2016 Summer Olympics. … Read More
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