Miller, Shannon | 2017
- Birth and Death Year | 1977 - Present
- Induction Year | 2017
- Profession | Seven-Time Olympic Medalist
- Oklahoma Connection | Miller was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, and attended Edmond North High School. She trained throughout her gymnastics career in Oklahoma with coaches Steve Nunno and Peggy Liddick.
- Hometown | Edmond
An 18ft Bronze Statue of Miller, designed by artist Shan R. Gray, stands in what is now known as Shannon Miller Park located in her home town of Edmond, Oklahoma.
“Words cannot truly express what an amazing honor it has been and continues to be to represent this great state.” - Shannon Miller
From Edmond, Shannon Miller is a gymnastics icon with seven Olympic medals! And, she is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame . . . twice. Once as an individual and once as part of a team.
She has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals, more than half being Gold. She is the first U.S. gymnast to win two World All-Around titles. Her tally of five medals—two Silver and three Bronze—at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a U.S. athlete in any sport.
At the ’96 Olympic 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 and receiving undergraduate degrees from the University of Houston and a law degree from Boston College, Miller launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle, devoted to helping women make their health a priority.
In 2011, she was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. After having the tumor successfully removed and an aggressive chemotherapy regimen, today she remains cancer free.
Miller currently resides in Florida with her husband, John Falconetti, and her two amazing children, Rocco and Sterling.
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