By: Noelia Durazo
POB: Silver Spring, Maryland
Zodiac Sign: SCORPIO
Gymnast Dominique Dawes attends the 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 13, 2009 in New York City.
Dominique Dawes was the only African-American female who had ever earned an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics before the weeks history making feat by Gabby Douglas. She was recently interviewed on
Dominique Dawes's Life
She was famous for:
Her Child hood
Her Adult Hood
Something Important Dominique said:
"I know that people were watching that Olympics and they saw me grow up and succeed, and now that I am older, I realize I am a part of something bigger." -Dominique Margaux Dawes
5 Words to Describe Her
Five Fast Facts
Dominique gave a speech to nearly 400 people in Central Michigan.
Made her dream of becoming a mother.
Was a three-time Olympian.
Starred in "Grease"
Also an actress.
Three important facts
Dominique was served as President for the Women's Sports Federation.
She is an actress.
Life after Gymnastics
Dominique became an actress and an activist. She starred in Broadway's hit musical "Grease" also, in Disney Television, as well, she was in a music video for Prince. Dominique continues to live up to her nickname,"Awesome Dawesome", by giving back to the community.