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During her teenage years, in the mid 1990s, Dominique Dawes captured the Olympic spotlight, becoming the first female African-American gymnast to win an individual medal…

Roland Martin talks with Dominique Dawes about Gabby Douglas' s historic win and more on TJMS.

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It was just sixteen years ago when Dominique Dawes was in the same "leotard" as Gabby Douglas. A young, African- American teen, going for the gold in the Olympics in a sport where black women were not prevalent. After yesterday's win in the Olympic All-Around, Douglas became the first black Olympic gymnast to win All-Around […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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The Summer Olympic Games is just 100 days away but if you can’t wait until then for some Olympic action, check out a new Facebook app. The Olympic Genome Project helps you figure out just how much you have in common with your favorite Olympian. Wonder if Usain Bolt is anything like you? What about […]