At a glance

20 Nov 1976
158 cm / 54 kg 5'2'' / 118 pounds
Female
Dominique Dawes competed at three Olympic Games for the USA, one of only three US women to compete at three Olympics (along with Linda Metheny and Muriel Davis-Grossfeld). Dawes won four Olympic medals, with gold in the 1996 team event, team bronzes in 1992 and 2000, and individual bronze on floor in 1996. She also won four medals at the World Championships, with silvers on beam and uneven bars in 1993, team silver in 1994, and a beam bronze in 1996. Between 1991-96 Dawes won 15 US Championships, winning the all-around title in 1994. Dawes was a pioneer as the...

Dominique Dawes competed at three Olympic Games for the USA, one of only three US women to compete at three Olympics (along with Linda Metheny and Muriel Davis-Grossfeld). Dawes won four Olympic medals, with gold in the 1996 team event, team bronzes in 1992 and 2000, and individual bronze on floor in 1996. She also won four medals at the World Championships, with silvers on beam and uneven bars in 1993, team silver in 1994, and a beam bronze in 1996. Between 1991-96 Dawes won 15 US Championships, winning the all-around title in 1994. Dawes was a pioneer as the first African-American to win an individual medal in Olympic gymnastics.

After her gymnastics ended, Dawes graduated from the University of Maryland in 2002. She pursued a career in acting and modeling, appearing on Broadway in a revival of “Grease,” and in one of Prince’s music videos. From 2004-06 Dawes served as President of the Women’s Sports Federation.

Dominique in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
4
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:3
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • 41 QR
      Gymnastics
      Individual All-Around
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Gymnastics
      Team All-Around
    • 52 QR
      Gymnastics
      Floor Exercise
    • =21 QR
      Gymnastics
      Horse Vault
    • =15 QR
      Gymnastics
      Uneven Bars
    • 72 QR
      Gymnastics
      Balance Beam
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • =17
      Gymnastics
      Individual All-Around
    • 1 Gold medal
      Gymnastics
      Team All-Around
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Gymnastics
      Floor Exercise
    • 6
      Gymnastics
      Horse Vault
    • 4
      Gymnastics
      Uneven Bars
    • =11 QR
      Gymnastics
      Balance Beam
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 26 QR
      Gymnastics
      Individual All-Around
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Gymnastics
      Team All-Around
    • =12 QR
      Gymnastics
      Floor Exercise
    • 22 QR
      Gymnastics
      Horse Vault
    • =41 QR
      Gymnastics
      Uneven Bars
    • 32 QR
      Gymnastics
      Balance Beam

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