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us: Dawes, Dominique, 1976-

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1976-11-20
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Silver Spring (Md.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Maryland at College Park
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Females
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Olympic athletes
          (lcsh) Gymnasts
      • Sources

        • found: Athletes who rock the world, c1996: caption (Dominique Dawes, U.S.A. Olympic Gymnastics Team)
        • found: Tribute to Dominique Dawes WWW page, Feb. 19, 1999 (Dominique Dawes; b. Nov. 20, 1976; lives Silver Spring/Takoma Park, Md.)
        • found: Black Women in America, Second Edition; accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Dawes, Dominique; gymnast, Olympic medalist; born 20 November 1976 in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States; by the age of fifteen, she was ranked ninth in the nation and qualified for the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain, making her the first black American to represent the United States in women's gymnastics competition; she helped lead the team to a bronze medal; she became the first person in more than twenty-five years to win gold medals in the all-around, vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and floor exercises at the 1994 National Championships; in that same year, she was named USA Gymnastics' Sportsperson of the Year; she deferred her enrollment at Stanford University and opted to take classes at the University of Maryland, College Park (graduated in 2002); she qualified for the 1996 Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of twenty, she qualified for a third time for the U.S. women's Olympic team in 2000, a feat rarely accomplished at any age; since retiring from sports as a competitor, she has served as a national spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Girl Power! campaign)
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        • 1999-02-19: new
        • 2016-06-15: revised
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