59 International Medals – over half gold
49 National Medals – over half gold
7 Olympic Medals – 2 gold (1996), 2 silver (1992), bronze (1992)
9 World Championship Medals – over half gold 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995
Only American to win consecutive world All-Around titles (1993, 1994)
Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
Birth Date/Place: 03/10/1977, Rolla, Missouri
Club: Dynamo Gymnastics
Coaches: Steve Nunno, Peggy Liddick
Began Gymnastics: 1982
Favorite Events: Balance Beam, Uneven Bars
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)). She is a member of 8 Halls of Fame.
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.
Health & Wellness
In July 2012, Shannon launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women along with her series of wellness programs, fitness books, cookbooks, fitness DVD's and a content based website. 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's seeks to empower women to make their health a priority through education and awareness.
Shannon is the host of Health & Wellness Channel's Wish List with Shannon Miller where Shannon travels the country granting wishes to those with life threatening medical conditions. In addition, Shannon hosts her weekly talk radio show dedicated to women's health and fitness.
Shannon and her husband have one child, son Rocco. 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 nine weeks of chemotherapy for this rare germ cell malignancy. Now cancer free she continues to be a strong advocate for making health a priority.
Shannon's Foundation currently supports over 7,000 children through her in school Running Clubs that focus on helping children to be physically active.
Shannon remains involved with gymnastics as host of WGYM Radio for USA Gymnastics events and promotion of the sport of gymnastics for children. Shannon hosted her gymnastics television show on Comcast Gymnastics 360 with Shannon Miller for five years and has worked as an Olympic analyst with MSNBC (2000), NBC HD (2004) and Yahoo! Sports (2012).