gymnastics

February 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dawes Gymnastics Academy Offers Healthy, Positive Space for Kids 

The Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy in Clarksburg has been open for seven months. The Olympic gold medalist and Silver Spring native said she loves that her gym is a place where children are loved, appreciated and empowered. MyMCM spoke with Dawes about how classes are going. She said many COVID-19 precautions are in place […]

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July 2, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Olympian Dominique Dawes Opens New Gymnastics Academy

Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes is known by many as a three-time Olympic gymnast and a gold medal winner. But this week Dawes is doing something she considers much more significant – opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous about […]

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June 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dawes Doing Flips Over Gymnastics Academy Opening

24 summers ago, Dominique Dawes was a teenager and a world-class gymnast helping the U.S.team win a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Now aged 43, Dawes is realizing a different dream, one that means even more to her. On Wednesday, she is opening the aptly named Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. It […]

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February 22, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Retired Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes is the first African American female to win an individual Olympic medal in the women’s gymnastics. In total, she won three bronze and one Olympic gold medal between 1992 and 2000. Dawes, 43, now a mother to four young children, is opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnast Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020.   The Silver Spring native […]

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December 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Former Olympian Dominique Dawes On Gymnastics Scandal and New Academy

Dominique Dawes is far removed from winning four medals – including a gold – in three Olympic Games between 1992 and 2000. Now 43 with four small children, the Silver Spring native is excited to be opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff […]

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December 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MyMCMedia’s 2019 Athletes of the Year

Many great athletic achievements by teams and individuals in Montgomery County were on display in 2019. Quince Orchard, led by record-breaking running back Marquez Cooper, was undefeated until losing to rival Northwest in the state semifinals. Good Counsel won the WCAC football championship. Walter Johnson made the playoffs in football for the first time in […]

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December 17, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Dominique Dawes to Open Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg

Twenty-three years removed from her days as a gold medal-winning gymnast with the U.S. Olympic team in the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dominique Dawes still can’t stop moving. As a mother of four small children, there is little time to reminisce about the old days. But Dawes is still making a positive impact in the world […]

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November 26, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Aspiring Olympic Gymnast DiCello Thankful for Opportunities

Kayla DiCello is a 15-year-old sophomore at Northwest High School who is doing big things. Over the summer, she made a splash at the U.S. National Gymnastics Championships winning three gold medals. And last week, the Montgomery County Council honored her for her accomplishments. Next July – if all goes well – DiCello could be […]

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November 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Honors Gymnastics Champ from Northwest High School

Kayla DiCello, the Northwest High School sophomore who is also the U.S. Junior Women’s Gymnastics champ, was acknowledged by the Montgomery County Council. “This is a young lady who has truly dedicated herself to her sport,” Councilmember Craig Rice said. Introduced to gymnastics at 2, she was added to the Junior National Team in 2018. […]

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December 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

A Year in Review: Top Five MoCo Sports Videos

UPDATED 12.21.15 It’s been quite a year for sports in Montgomery County from Clarksburg High winning the county’s sportsmanship award to marathon swimmer Jim Clifford becoming the oldest person in the world to complete the Triple Crown of open water swimming, to Geoff Britten becoming the first American Ninja Warrior — well, the list goes on […]

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