Let's Move with Dominique Dawes
July 6, 2012, 3:01 pm
Former Gold medalist Dominque Dawes joined Brian Berger to talk about the national campaign “Let’s Move” that she is a part of and her days competing in the Olympics.
Brian first asked Dominique about her being a part of the “Let’s Move” campaign along with Drew Brees and First Lady Michelle Obama. She talks all over the country about eating right and excising to live a healthy life. She has been a part of the campaign for two years talking to parents and kids to fight childhood obesity and obesity across the country. She suggested ways for kids to stay healthy and eat right to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.
Brian and Dominique talk about her Olympic career and how she kept in shape to be an athlete at the Olympics. Dominique is best known for her success as an Olympic gymnast who competed in three Olympic Games, winning team medals in all three Olympic Games. She also became the only American gymnast to win three medals and has a permanent place in the U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Fame. Dominique is also remembered as a member of the gold medal winning “Magnificent Seven” at the 1996 Atlanta Games, where she also won a bronze medal in the floor exercises and became the first female African-American gymnast to win an individual medal. She also earned a bronze medal with the U.S. team in the 1992 Barcelona Games and made a surprising comeback in the 2000 Sydney Games.
Listen below to hear more about her career in the Olympics and more on her endorsements for healthy eating and excising.