Shannon Miller remains one of the most decorated Olympic gymnasts in United
States history with 7 Olympic medals. (2 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze) 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 first 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
degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and her
law degree from Boston College.
In 2010, Shannon launched her company devoted to helping women make their
health a priority. She continues to travel the country as a highly sought-after
motivational speaker on topics ranging from The Gold Medal Mindset (goal setting,
teamwork, positive mindset, resiliency, leadership, commitment to excellence) to
cancer, survivorship and the importance of health and fitness.
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
with an aggressive chemotherapy regimen. Shannon has remained open and public
about her diagnosis and treatment and continues to empower women to make
their health a priority. Shannon is currently cancer-free and continues to be a
strong advocate for early detection, awareness, research and survivorship.
Shannon’s passion is to help encourage and empower others to break through and
overcome their own personal challenges with the Gold Medal Mindset, a mindset
that we can all attain. Shannon is a mother of two, cancer survivor, author and
sports analyst but she will forever be remembered for her focus, determination and
her big white hair scrunchie!