Womans team won a gold medal in the team competition for gymnastics. The ten, soon to be elevenyearold had started training with bela and marta karolyi after her family moved to texas in 1991. See more ideas about gymnastics books, gymnastics, books. Later, under the direction of new coaches, she developed a more elegant, mature style. Dominique moceanu is the youngest american gymnast to win an olympic gold medal.
At 14, dominique moceanu was the youngest member of the olympic goldmedalwinning 1996 u. Dominique moceanu is the youngest gymnast to win an olympic gold. The hallmarks of moceanus gymnastics, in the early part of her elite career, were daring tricks on the balance beam and spunky routines on the floor exercise. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and. Dominique moceanu is the youngest american gymnast to win an olympic. Those girls would forever be known as the magnificent seven or mag 7 for short. She now tours the country as an ambassador for the sport, doing clinics and summer camps and speaking with young gymnasts. She was a member of the goldmedalwinning united states womens gymnastics team. The book details the thrill of competition but also a dark side of elite. Dominique moceanu, usa, 1996 olympic gold medalist team told to gymnastics 6109. Dominique helena moceanu is an american author and retired gymnast. Floor exercise september 27, 2012 18 years ago today, seven women from around the country came together to win the first ever olympic team gold medal for the usa. This book is about a girl named britt who has just moved to texas from ohio, and is joining an elite team. While mistakes put the individual allaround title out of reach, miller rebounded for a gold medal in the balance beam, making her the first american to win the balance beam at the olympics and the first to win an individual gold medal at a nonboycotted olympics.
The book reaching high in the go for gold gymnasts series by dominique moceanu and alicia thompson is about more than just gymnastics. Its human nature to be timid in the face of obstacles, but i have learned to believe that challenges are opportunities for genius to shine. Olympic gold medalist moceanu pairs up with thompson psyche major syndrome for this first book in the goforgold gymnasts series. Dominique moceanu is the youngest american gymnast to win an olympic gold medal and the youngest to win a senior national allaround title.
Dominique moceanu, atlanta 1996 olympic team final. Dominique moceanu is the youngest american gymnast to win an olympic gold medal and the youngest to win the allaround title at the us senior nationals. Five years later, with the rest of the magnificent seven, dominique won an the first olympic team gold medal at the olympics in atlanta. Moceanu trained under marta and bela karolyi, and later. Former olympic gymnast dominique moceanu talks about her new. Dominique moceanu was the youngest member of the magnificent seven us gymnastics team. Olympian dominique moceanu models a fresh start for american gymnasts.
Volleyball problemsvolleyball memesvolleyball picturesplay. This book is by the authors dominique moceanu and alicia thompson. Shannon miller was the team s highest scorer, individually placing second overall after the team competition. Your favorite olympic medalists page 25 history a2z. Feb 18, 2012 one of my favorite olympic moments ever. Dominiquemoceanu 1996 olympics team optionals balance. Dominique moceanu was the youngest member of the celebrated magnificent 7 gymnasts who won team gold at the 1996 olympic games. As a member of the womens gymnastics team, she won a gold medal at the 1996 olympic games.
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