It’s always a beautiful sight to see black women supporting each other. I’ve always been a huge supporter of the Olympics games. But unlike most of my friends my favorite sports weren’t basketball and track and field. Though I do enjoy watching those sports too my favorite sports were always gymnastics and swimming.
I remember when Dominique Dawes became the first and only African-American woman to win a gold medal in artistic gymnastics back in 1996. I was 9 years old and I thought she was the coolest chick in the world. I even wanted to be a gymnast myself because of her, though of course I ended up changing my mind about that.
It was great to see another black female win Olympic gold in gymnastics this year. Seeing Gabby Douglas win a gold medal brought back memories of when I used to be so excited to watch Dominique Dawes compete. I’m glad I got to see another African-American female win gold in gymnastics in my lifetime. And I’m glad Dominique Dawes is supporting her. Great job ladies! Click here to get the full story.