Dominique Moceanu

Birth Name: Dominic Helena Moceanu

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 30, 1981

Ethnicity: Romanian

Dominique Moceanu is an American gymnast. She was a member of the Gold Medal-winning U.S. women’s gymnastics team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Her parents, Camelia (Staicu) and Dumitru Moceanu, are Romanian-born gymnasts, from Timișoara and Constanța, respectively. Her younger biological sister is acrobat and aerialist Jen Bricker-Bauer.

Dominique is married to podiatrist and Ohio State gymnast Michael Brian Canales, with whom she has two children.

Dominique was raised Romanian Orthodox.

Source: Obituary of Dominique’s father –

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