Dominique Dawes (b. 1976) is a former artistic gymnast. She is
the first black person of any nationality or gender to win an Olympic gold
medal in gymnastics, which happened in 1996 in Atlanta.
She was the first
African-American woman to win an individual medal in artistic gymnastics.
Additionally, she was part of gold-winning teams on three occasions. She
supports numerous programmes in support of fitness and a healthy lifestyle.