Dominique Dawes

Dominique Margaux Dawes (born November 20, 1976, in Silver Spring, Maryland) 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. Dawes is also notable as being the first African-American to win an individual Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics. She is also one of only three female American gymnasts along with Muriel Grossfeld and Linda Metheny-Mulvihill to compete in three Olympics. “