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September 23, 2016 / Brooklyn news / Flatbush / Health, Mind & Body

Talking fitness: Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes visits Flatbush school

Reach for it!: Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes, shows students at PS 6 a few of her fitness routines.
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Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes swung into PS 6 to talk to fifth-graders about health and exercise on Sept. 21.

Roughly 150 students filled the Flatbush campus’s schoolyard to participate in fitness activities and gorge on healthy-eating advice during a question-and-answer session with the athlete, who has worked as a health advocate since retiring from professional sports two decades ago. And teaching youth about good living is as much of a rush as competing on the world stage, the three-time Olympian said.

“I’m so excited to be here,” said Dawes. “I have an opportunity to travel around the nation while educating and empowering kids on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and the importance of physical activity.”

Dawes’ was a part of the 1996 U.S. gymnastics team — nicknamed the “Magnificent Seven” — and became the first black woman to win a gold medal in the sport. Her rise started with eating right, she told kids.

“Looking back at my life and thinking about what helped me what be successful — it was really about moderation and surrounding myself with good people,” said Dawes, who came in part to tout a healthy snack company.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Sept. 25, 2016, 6:23 am

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