Little Known Black History Fact: Dominique Dawes

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  • Dominique Dawes became the first African-American Olympic gymnast to win a medal in any individual gymnastics event. She took home the bronze medal in Atlanta for her floor exercise and a team gold medal. The three-time medal winner is also the only American to win medals in three Olympic gymnast games. Dawes has a permanent place in the Olympic Committee Hall of Fame.

    A gymnast since age 6, Dawes has won more National Championship medals than any other athlete, male or female, since 1963. She was bullied as a child because of her small frame and tiny voice, but her physique and patience turned out to be her greatest assets.

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