Dominique Dawes

2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist (Team)
1996 Olympic Gold and Bronze Medalist (Team & Floor)
1996 Individual Event World Championships Bronze Medalist (Beam) and Finalist (Bars)
1994 Team World Championships Silver Medalist
1994 National Champion (all-around and four events)
1994 World Championships Event Finalist
1993 World Championships Silver Medalist (Bars & Beam)
1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist
1992 National Uneven Bars Champion
1992 World Championships Team Member

Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
Birth Date/Place: November 20, 1976/Silver Spring, Md.
Club: Hill's Gymnastics
Coach: Kelli Hill
College: University of Maryland
Years on Senior National Team: 10 (1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2000-2001)
Began Gymnastics: 1983

Dawes was a member of the 1996 Gold Medal Olympic Team where she also became the first African-American to win an individual event medal with her bronze on floor. Dawes won the 1996 Olympic Trials and all four events at the 1996 Coca-Cola National Championships. A 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist and a four-time World Championships medalist, she has won more national championships since 1963 (15) than any other athlete, male of female. She swept the 1994 Coca-Cola National Championships, winning the all-around and all four event titles, the first gymnast to accomplish this feat since Joyce Tanac Schroeder won the all-around and all four events at the 1969 AAU National Championships. Dawes won the 1995 Arch McDonald Award, presented by the Touchdown Club of Washington, D.C. She also won the 1995 Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award, presented annually to two outstanding athletes who have demonstrated good citizenship. She was named 1994 Sportsperson of the Year by USA Gymnastics and was a finalist for the 1994 AAU Sullivan Award which recognizes the USA's top amateur athlete.

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