Dominique Dawes, Olympic Champion
Dominique Dawes is best known for her tremendous success as an Olympic gymnast who competed in three Olympics, won three medals and has a permanent place in the U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Fame. Throughout her career, Dawes has won more National Championship medals than any other athlete, male or female, since 1963, as well as numerous World Championship medals. One of Dawes’ greatest feats came when she swept all four events and won the All Around title at the 1994 National Championships. She is much more than a champion gymnast, though. After retiring from the sport to which she dedicated 18 years of her life, Dawes has found a new passion empowering others. She is an accomplished motivational speaker, speaking to audiences on topics focusing on passion, leadership, teamwork, health, fitness and wellness. She also hosts gymnastics clinics, has served as a spokesperson for multiple local and national campaigns, including as President of the National Women’s Sports Foundation, and most recently, traveled to Beijing, China, as a media analyst for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Click here for more information about Dominique Dawes.