An Olympic Medal 10 Years Later
Better late then Never? She thinks so.
Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes has just received a very special delivery, a bronze medal for her performance on the U.S. Olympic team in 2000. Dawes and the other members of the United States Women’s 2000 Olympic gymnastics team received their medals after the Chinese team was stripped of its bronze because of an underage gymnast scandal.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the decision after evidence showed that one Chinese gymnast was only 14 years old at the time of the Olympics. Rules state that a gymnast should turn 16 years old during the Olympic year.
The other members of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, which placed fourth in the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney Australia, were Amy Chow, Tasha Schwikert, Jamie Dantzscher, Elise Ray and Kristen Maloney.
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