Shannon Miller remains one of the Most Decorated Olympic Gymnasts in history with seven Olympic medals—twogold, two silver, and threebronze.She is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame –twice –individual in 2006, and team in 2008.
Shannon won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals, with overhalf being gold. She is the first US gymnast to win twoWorld All-Around Titles,and her tally of five medals (twosilver, threebronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a US athlete in any sport. At the ’96 Games, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the US Women’s first ever Team Gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, Shannoncaptured Gold on the Balance Beam.
After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon received her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and alaw degree from Boston College.
Shannon remains a part of the gymnastics and Olympic communities as an analyst and commentator. In addition, shehas moved from athlete to advocate for women’s health witha mission to help women make their health a priority through programs, education and awareness.
In January of 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. She had the baseball sized tumor removed successfully and followed up withanaggressive chemotherapy regimen. Now cancer-free, Shannon continues to be a strong advocate for early detection, awareness, research and survivorship.
Shannon’s book, It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life, is her inspirational memoir written to encourage and empower others to break through and overcome their own personal challenges.