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Dominique Dawes

I am doing a research project on her for black history month.
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seneca neal

on 24 February 2012

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Transcript of Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes http://gymnastics.about.com/od/famousgymnasts/p/DominiqueDawes.htm Dominique was the first African American female gymnast to win an Olympic medal. Dominique was the first female African American to win an Olympic medal She was born on November 20, 1976 Silver, Spring Maryland is where she was born. Her full name is Dominique Margaux Dawes. She is the daughter of Don and Loretta Dawes.
She has a older sister named Danielle and a younger brother
named Don Jr.
And at the age six she began gymnastics and trained her entire career with Kelli Hill at the Hills gymnastics. Dominique graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in 2002. She has not passed yet. In 2010, President Obama appointed her as Co- Chair of the President's Council on fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Dominique is worth leaning about because, she shows that anyone can win an olympic medal but was also the first black female to be a gymnast to win an olympic medal. Her occupations are being a actress, athlete,
professional athlete, and gymnast. As a actress, she played on the Muppets. http://www.gymnastike.org/speaker/8721-Dominique-Dawes/video These are pictures of Dominique while in action. This is a picture of her and her team after winning a gold medal. She also has a book writen in her honor. "There will be mistakes, there will be falters. There will be things that are not a part of your plan. See the challenges in your life and accept them and embrace them." -Dominique Dawes, USA, Three-time Olympian, 1996 Olympic gold medalist (team)
“She said believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. I took away those words and will keep them in my memory for a lifetime.”
Dominique Dawes quotes

The first quote means that theres going to be some things that are unexpected or that you dont want to happen but, you still have to live. So take the things that come across as challenges and take them and work with them. The second quote means that believe in yourself and your dreams and basicly she believes in those words and she'll keep them with her forever. My reaction to Dominique Dawes is that it's cool that she was the first african american female that won a olympic medal. Tha just goes to show that females young or grown can do anything they put their mind to.
From the inspired poem ' If ' - by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools

http://www.poetry-online.org/inspirational-poetry-index.htm
From the inspired poem ' If ' - by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools

I dedicate this poem to dominique because I believe it was so inspirational. And it couldn't be put in any better format in my opinion. Also I feel that this poem can relate to her in many different ways and on many different levels. This is a video with dominique when she was younger with her friends who is also her team. www.google.com www.bing.com This are some of the websites for the bibligraphy. A Seneca Neal Production. Thanks for watching... hope you enjoyed.
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