Dominique Dawes


Birthday November 20, 1976

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Silver Spring, MD

Age 46 years old

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Olympic gymnast who won three medals with three different teams from 1992 to 2000, including the team gold in 1996.

Before Fame

When her tumbling class was canceled, her parents signed her up for gymnastics.


She was the first African-American athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics.

Family Life

She is the daughter of Don and Loretta Dawes and has a sister, Danielle, and a brother, Don Jr.

Associated With

She was teammates with Shannon Miller at the 1993 Gymnastics World Championships.