Shannon Miller’s Key Accomplishments Include…
Shannon Miller remains one of the most decorated Olympic gymnasts in history with seven Olympic Medals! She is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice — Individual (2006) and Team (2008)!
Shannon has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals. Over half of these have been gold. She is the only U.S. gymnast to win two World All-Around titles. Her tally of five medals (two silver, three bronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a U.S. athlete in any sport. At the ’96 Games, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the U.S. Women’s first ever team gold, and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured gold on the balance beam.
After retiring from Olympic competition, Miller received her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and her law degree from Boston College.
Miller then moved from athlete to analyst, commentator and professional speaker.
Shannon continues to travel the country as a sought-after motivational and inspirational speaker and is a spokesperson and/or ambassador for a number of companies and brands. Her inspirational memoir, It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life, was published by Thomas Dunne Books in 2015.
In January 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. She had the baseball size tumor removed successfully and followed up with an aggressive chemotherapy regimen. Shannon is now cancer-free and remains open and public about her diagnosis and treatment.
Shannon remains involved with sport, participating in various projects and programs. Shannon has provided analysis and commentary for every Olympic Games since she last competed, in 1996. Shannon has worked as an expert commentator or analyst with Yahoo! Sports, MSNBC, NBC and Comcast.
Shannon and her husband reside in Florida with their two children and their sweet dog, Rudy.