Shannon Miller’s Key Accomplishments Include…
Shannon Miller remains The Most Decorated American Gymnast, male or female, in history. She is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time gymnasts and 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 US gymnast to win 2 World All-Around Titles. Her tally of five medals (2 silver, 3 bronze) 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, she captured Gold on the Balance Beam.
After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon received her undergraduate degree in marketing and entrepreneurship and her law degree from Boston College. She then moved from Olympic athlete to television/radio host.
Shannon is the host of Health & Wellness Channel’s “Wish List with Shannon Miller” (airing 2012) where Shannon travels the country granting wishes to children and young adults with life threatening medical conditions. “The opportunity to help others through The Wish List with Shannon Miller is a very special way to be a part of fulfilling dreams and share inspiring and empowering stories.” In addition, Shannon hosts her weekly talk radio show dedicated to women’s health and fitness.
She launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women along with her series of fitness books, cookbooks and fitness DVD’s in July, 2010. In 2011, she launched the Shannon Miller Walk-Fit program: a free online tracking and incentive program. She continues to travel the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and advocate for the health and wellness of women and children.
Shannon and her husband welcomed their first child, John “Rocco” on October 28th, 2009. In January of 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a malignant germ cell tumor, a form of ovarian cancer. She had the baseball sized tumor removed successfully and followed up with 9 weeks of chemotherapy. Shannon remains open and public about her diagnosis and continues to be a strong advocate for women’s health and early detection.