Danell Leyva, Olympic Cuban-American gymnast. He is the 2011 U.S national all-around gold medalist and the 2011 world champion on the parallel bars. He is also a Bronze Medal winner in the 2012 London Olympics in the Men's All Around. He is a specialist on parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar, having his own signature move.
Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas - August 2, 2012 at the London Olympics won the individual GOLD MEDAL ranking her the #1 All Around World Olympic gymnast. She is the 1st black female to accomplish this dream. Proved to be the best in her sport - she maintained the lead throughout the competition for the United States Olympic Gymnastic Team.
Dominique Dawes, aka 'Awesome Dawesome', retired Olympic gymnast. Known for being a 3x Olympian, a World Championships silver medalist and a member of the gold-medal winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Summer Olympics. She is the 1st African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics, the 1st black person to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics, 1 of only 3 female American gymnasts, to compete in 3 Olympics and 1st to be part of 3 Olympic medal-winning…
Inspiring Olympic Moment: Mary Lou Retton is the First American Gymnast to Win Gold Olympics gymnastics opened to women in 1952 and was mostly dominated by Eastern European athletes...until American gymnast Mary Lou Retton won gold for the all-around competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Her win inspired a generation of girls to learn gymnastics, and she went on to win a total of five medals that year, the most of any athlete in the Games.