Birthday: November 20, 1976
Hometown: Silver Springs, MD
Residence: Silver Springs, MD
- 2012 FOX Sports Olympic Analyst
- Three-Time Olympic Gymnast
- Olympic Gold Medalist in 1996
- Individual Olympic Bronze Medalist on Floor
- First African-American Gymnast to win an Individual Medal
- Only American Gymnast to win Team Medals in 3 Different Olympic Games
SPEAKING TOPICS: Success is a Journey, Not a Destination; The Mind is our Most Powerful Tool; ENVISION: Reaching your Full Potential; Got D-3? Determination, Dedication, Desire; Health, Fitness and Nutrition; Positive Leadership, Self Esteem, Teamwork, Empowering Women, Breaking Barriers
Dominique Dawes, the first African-American gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal, was an elite Olympic gymnast who competed and medaled in three consecutive Olympic Games. At the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dominique became the first female African-American gymnast to win an individual medal, capturing bronze with her floor exercise performance and helping solidify her place in the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Hall of Fame.
After years of dedication to gymnastics, this graduate of the University of Maryland, retired to focus on her passion to encourage, educate and motivate others with a focus on health and fitness. She is an accomplished motivational speaker, blogger, and TV host, Dominique has served as a co-host for Yahoo! News’ Weekend Edition, Olympic correspondent for FOX Sports and is currently the co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. As part of FOX Sports’ Olympic analyst team during the 2012 London Olympic Games, Dominique recapped daily events and interviewed gymnastics stars, such as Gabby Douglas. As an Olympic reporter in London, Dominique also gave great athlete insight to top national media including USA Today, Piers Morgan and Good Morning America. On home terf, Dominique works closely with the First Lady and President’s Council to help promote the Let’s Move! Initiative, educating children on fitness and nutrition while motivating them to get moving.
Dominique delivers powerful and inspiring messages of leadership, focus, teamwork, and health and wellness. She has the unique ability to empower vast audiences, from corporate executives and small business owners, to women’s groups, universities and youth organizations.