Dominique Dawes Husband, Children, Net Worth

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Dominique Dawes Husband, Children, Net Worth

Known as 'Awesome Dawesome,' in the gymnastics community, Dominique Dawes is the first African-American athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics.

Having won three medals playing for three different teams in 1992, 1996 and 2000, Dominique has cemented her name among the elites.

Dominique Dawes' Bio

Dominique Dawes was born on 20 November 1976 in Silver Spring, Maryland. She belongs to Afro-American ethnicity, .and was raised in the family of Don and Loretta Dawes. Besides Dominique, her parents had two more children: a son named Don Dawes, Jr. and a daughter, Danielle Dawes-Thompson. She is the middle child - older sister to Don.

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As for her education, Dominique first attended the Montgomery Blair High School. Later, she enrolled at Stanford University for her higher studies. Dominique eventually earned a BA in communications from the University of Maryland in 2002.

Regarding her physical appearance, even at the age of 42, the gymnast has kept herself a fit woman. Dominique has a well-maintained body with a weight of 54 kgs and a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.58 m).

Husband & Children

Dominique has been successful in her personal life, just like her professional one. She is happily married to a man named Jeff Thomas. Engaged in December 2012, the pair rang the wedding bells on the 25th of May 2013.

Just a year after their union, the couple welcomed their first daughter named Kateri, followed by another daughter Quinn in 2015. However, in 2017, the mother of two suffered from complications during her pregnancy that led to a miscarriage.  

Dominique Dawes with husband Jeff Thomas and children on the 23rd of July 2019 (Photo: Dominique Dawes' Instagram)

Nevertheless, moving past the turmoil, the couple were later blessed with twins. Dominique and Jeff expanded their family with children Lincoln and Dakota in January 2018.

Career Details, Net Worth 

Gymnast Dominique Dawes began her journey at the tender age of six. By ten years old, she was competing as a junior elite. 

In 1988, Dominique traveled to Australia to participate in the Konica Grand Prix, her first international meet. By the 1990s, she was going all across the world to represent her country. Dominique reached the height of her career in the 1996 Olympic Games when she won gold for the USA.

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Apart from her outstanding run with gymnastics, Dominique has also explored a career in entertainment. She has appeared in classics like Missy Elliott: We Run This in 2006 and The Bronze in 2015.

As a result of her hard work, Dominique enjoys a net worth of $2.5 million. Now, she relishes a happy life with her family in Silver Spring, Maryland, US.,

Interesting Facts About Dominique Dawes

  • In 1988, her very first U.S. National Championships, Dominique placed 17th in the all-around junior division.
  • In the 1990 U.S. National Championships, she bagged the 3rd position in the all-around in the junior division.
  • Dominique was included into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • The gymnast was also inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame in 2019.
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