Shannon Miller
American gymnast
Shannon Miller
Shannon Lee Miller is a former artistic gymnast from Edmond, Oklahoma. She was the 1993 and 1994 World All-Around Champion, the 1996 Olympics balance beam gold medalist, the 1995 Pan Am Games all-around champion, and a member of the gold medal-winning Magnificent 7 team at the Atlanta Olympics. The winner of a combined total of 16 World Championships and Olympic medals between 1991 and 1996, Miller ranks as the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history.
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U regents respond to discrimination charges from ex-coaches
NPR - about 1 year
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has made an initial response to discrimination charges alleged by former Duluth women's hockey coach Shannon Miller.
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Group pulls UMD's gay-friendly status over coach's firing
NPR - about 2 years
Campus Pride lists the University of Minnesota-Duluth among the nation's friendliest campuses for gay students. But the group says it's dropping UMD over the firing of women's hockey coach Shannon Miller.
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Kacey Musgraves Wins Best Country Album: Is She The New Taylor Swift?
Hollywood Life - about 3 years
Country cutie Kacey Musgraves shocked Grammy viewers when she won Country Song of the Year and Best Country Album, leaving country’s reigning queen Taylor Swift empty-handed. Is it time for Taylor to hand over the crown? 25-year-old Kacey Musgraves is officially giving Taylor Swift a run for her money! The now two-time Grammy Award winner seemingly came out of nowhere to steal the nation’s hearts during the Jan. 26 show, and we couldn’t be more obsessed! Kacey Musgraves: The New Taylor Swift Kacey is definitely having the year of her life — the gorgeous brunette’s first major studio album (she self-released three others before appearing on the USA Network’s Nashville Star in 2007) Same Trailer Different Park was a massive hit in the country world; earning her four Grammy Award nods. Jay-Z Grabs Beyonce’s Butt Kacey tied Taylor and Lorde for the most nominations received by a woman in 2014, and she totally stunned us when she won the two biggest country awards of the night! ...
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Biles wins all-around title at gymnastics World Championship
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Houston gymnast Simone Biles wins world championship By Raf Casert The Associated Press ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Simone Biles of Spring made everyone forget the United States came to the world championships without the defending and Olympic champions, edging teammate Kyla Ross to win the all-around gold medal on Friday. Biles and Ross were close throughout the evening, with Ross matching Biles’ athleticism and power with grace and elegance, leaving it to the final floor exercise. Biles jumped, twisted and strutted, and it turned into a victory dance in front of the many thousands clapping to her music at the Sports Palace. Aliya Mustafina of Russia, the 2010 champion, took bronze. Biles also qualified for all four apparatus finals this weekend — the first female U.S. gymnast to do so since Shannon Miller in 1991. Defending champion Jordyn Wieber and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas skipped the event. W ...
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Shannon Miller, Olympic Gymnast, Welcomes Baby Girl Sterling Diane With Husband John Falconetti
US Magazine - over 3 years
Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller has something new to flip over -- a baby girl! The 36-year-old gold medalist and her husband, John Falconetti, welcomed their second child, daughter Sterling Diane Falconetti, on Tuesday, June 25, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. PHOTOS: Olympic athletes -- where are they now? "Shannon and John are thrilled to welcome Sterling into the world," the rep says of the happy family. "Mom and baby are healthy and doing well." Sterling, born at 11:49 a.m., joins older brother Rocco, 3, whom the couple had in 2009. Fifteen months after their son's birth, Miller was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which required surgery to remove her left ovary and the cancerous cyst. That was followed by nine weeks of chemotherapy. PHOTOS: Olympic look-alikes "Instead of calling my parents to tell them they had another grandchild on the way, I was calling to tell them I may have cancer," she recalled in January 2013 of that time in her life. "Our baby plans were put on ...
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After battling cancer, Shannon Miller expecting baby
USA Today - almost 4 years
Retired Olympic gymnast has recovered from rare form of ovarian cancer.
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Jen Rubino: Olympic Gold Medalist Shares Inspriring Message For Teens
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Shannon Miller is one of the most successful gymnasts in history. She competed at the 1992 Olympics in Spain winning five medals, three bronze and two silver, and at the 1996 Olympics in the USA where she won a gold on the balance beam and was a member of the historic "Magnificent Seven" team that won the gold medal in the team competition. Now retired from gymnastics, Shannon is a wife and mother and has a company called Shannon Miller Lifestyle, which is focused on fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Having battled germ cell malignancy, a form of ovarian cancer, Shannon has also become an advocate for early detection and prevention awareness. Shannon is truly an inspiration in and out of gymnastics, and her message of early detection is so important for teens to hear. Growing up as a young gymnast, I looked up to Shannon very much and I was completely honored to interview her. Q: What got you started in gymnastics? A: My sister. I was 5-years-old and had n ...
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Shannon Miller pregnant: Olympic gymnastic champion expecting 'miracle' second baby
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The most decorated gymnast in U.S. history, Ms Miller, 35, is due this summer and is describing her unborn child as her 'miracle baby'.
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Shannon Miller Announces She's Pregnant with Baby #2! (Shannon Miller Lifestyle)
Wesmirch.com - about 4 years
Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Shannon Miller Announces She's Pregnant with Baby #2!  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Please direct media inquiries to:  —  Lauren Domené  —  Shannon Miller Lifestyle  —  Ph: 877-344-8502  —  Email: lauren@shannonmillerlifestyle.com  —  GOLD MEDAL GYMNAST, SHANNON MILLER, ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY AFTER CANCER
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2 arrested for allegedly trying to steal gas from construction site
LATimes - about 4 years
A man and a woman were arrested late Christmas night after being caught trying to steal gasoline from a Central Valley construction site, authorities said. San Joaquin County sheriff’s deputies got a call around 11 p.m. about suspicious activity near Highway 99 and East French Camp Road in Manteca, according to Fox 40 in Sacramento. Once at the scene, they found a Budget rental truck with Oklahoma license plates stuck in some mud. Next to the truck were a pickup truck, a semi-truck, an excavator and a Bobcat. Suspect Erik Miller allegedly admitted to deputies he had an outstanding warrant and he had intended to steal gas. He said he and his partner, Shannon Miller, were trying to get from Fresno to San Francisco, but came up short on cash. The two had allegedly stolen gas from a car earlier, and were planning to steal more gas from the construction site, but got stuck in the mud. They then tried to hotwire one of the cars parked at the construction site. A 100-gallon fuel ta ...
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Is Dominique Dawes Copying Michelle Obama's Style?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
My entire world changed when I watched a tiny brown gymnast named Dominique Dawes twist and tumble her way to win a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics. In a sport traditionally dominated by Caucasians, the Silver Spring, Maryland native was like a breath of fresh air amidst a cloud of powdered chalk. And to my mother's dismay, the reason I went about contorting my extremely long legs into high jumps along the brick border of her raised flower beds. Up until Gabby Douglas' gold-winning Olympic performance, Dawes was the only African-American female to have ever earned a gold medal in gymnastics. The entire world watched with bated breath as Dawes and fellow Magnificent Seven members (including Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu and Kerri Strug) earned the U.S.A. its first ever gold medal in the women's team competition. Dawes has given some of her best athletic performances since making her Olympic debut in 1992 while wearing red, white and blue high-cut leotards, matching ...
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Olympic gold medalist turned health advocate
Fox News - over 4 years
The most decorated gymnast in American history, Shannon Miller, now 35, is a mother and cancer survivor. She tells Dr. Manny how she is using social media to encourage others to make their health a top priority
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7 Celebrities Bitten by the Entrepreneurial Bug
Inc. Magazine - over 4 years
They may have name recognition and capital... but success is hardly guaranteed. Here are seven stars who are angling to turn their passions into successful start-ups. Celebrities may have name recognition and capital... but that doesn't mean they don't encounter some of the same challenges other entrepreneurs face. Here are seven stars who are angling to turn their passions into successful start-ups.--John Brandon Starting a company requires a healthy dose of ego--a belief that you have something you can offer the world. And that's exactly what rapper Nas has. “I joined 12 Society because I thought it would be a dope way to share my taste with the world," he told Inc.com. The company is a style recommendation engine: Consumers pay $39 a month to receive a box in the mail filled with products selected by a celebrity. Each star is a co-founder, not just a spokesperson. Only Zooey Deschanel would name a company Hello Giggles. The entertainment website posts videos and articles about f ...
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Miller logs 2000th career assist (video)
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - over 4 years
Wynford senior Shannon Miller records her 2,000th career assist during the Royals victory over River Valley Tuesday. See our video.
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London 2012 Olympic Games: Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman Hunt for Gymnastics Gold
ABC News - over 4 years
Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller discusses the gymnastics events in London.
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Miller & Brasington Launch Video on its Services
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Florida Elder Law Firm Miller & Brasington have launched an overview video on their firm. Shannon Miller and Monica Brasington are two of only a few lawyers practicing probate and trust litigation in northern-central Florida.Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 The Gainesville Estate planning attorneys at Miller & Brasington, P.L., have launched a video about their firm, with assistance from professional Website, SEO, and Authentic Video company Authentic Web (formerly evolveALOUD). ...
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Miller Brasington Launches Estate Planning Video with Authentic Web
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Miller Brasington law firm has released a video about their approach to estate planning.(PRWEB) July 14, 2012 The Gainesville Estate planning attorneys at Miller Brasington, P.L., have launched a video about their philosophy on estate planning. The video was created with the help of professional SEO, Authentic Video, and Website company Authentic Web (previously named evolveALOUD).Shannon Miller is a board-certified certified specialist in the area of elder law, which encompasses estate planning, probate, and wills. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shannon Miller
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 37
    Her autobiography, It's Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life, was published in 2015 by St. Martin's Press.
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    On October 21, 2015 Miller entered a new business partnership with Juice Plus.
    More Details Hide Details A branded line of dietary supplements, in where she will share personal insights in support of the brand’s mission through blogging and speaking engagements. Miller is currently President of Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, and President of the Shannon Miller Foundation, dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.
  • 2013
    Age 35
    On January 14, 2013, Miller announced she and husband were expecting their second child in the summer of 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter, Sterling Diane Falconetti, was born on June 25, 2013.
  • 2011
    Age 33
    In September 2011, her doctor gave her a clean bill of health.
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    Miller underwent three cycles of chemotherapy from March 7 to May 2, 2011.
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    In February 2011, Miller revealed she had been diagnosed with germ cell ovarian cancer, a month after doctors removed a baseball-sized cyst from one of her ovaries.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 29
    In August 2007, Miller announced her engagement to John Falconetti, the 39-year-old President of Drummond Press and past chairman of the Duval County, Florida Republican executive committee. The couple married on August 25, 2008, and have one son, Rocco.
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    Later that year she entered Boston College Law School and graduated in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Miller opted not to take the Bar Exam in any state. She moved to Florida where she made appearances at gyms, conducting beam clinics, and starring in workout DVDs. Miller's mother was a bank vice president, and her father was a professor at the University of Central Oklahoma.
  • 2003
    Age 25
    In 2003, she graduated from the University of Houston with a B.B.A. in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
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  • 2000
    Age 22
    In 2000 Miller made a brief comeback attempt for the Sydney Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details She competed in the Olympic Trials, but after a fall on vault decided to scratch from the competition despite being cleared by a doctor to continue. Her accomplishments in the sport of gymnastics have won her several major honors. She has been named to USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame, the US Olympic Hall of Fame, the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and the Women's International Sports Hall of Fame. Miller is the only woman, in any sport, to be inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame twice, as an individual and for her team. With seven Olympic and nine World Championship medals, Miller is one of the most decorated United States gymnasts, male or female. Miller is currently tied with Nastia Liukin as the gymnast who has won the third most World Championship medals (9) for the United States (behind Alicia Sacramone (10) and Simone Biles (14)).
  • 1999
    Age 21
    Miller married lawyer and ophthalmologist Christopher B. Phillips in June 1999. The couple separated in 2004; their divorce was finalized in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details While Phillips accused Miller of infidelity with a married male athlete, the charge was denied by Miller and did not figure into the divorce grounds.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 19
    She competed in her final world-class meet in 1997, when she won the all-around title at that year's World University Games.
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  • 1996
    Age 18
    Although struggling with severe tendinitis in her left wrist and a pulled hamstring, Miller won the 1996 National Championships.
    More Details Hide Details Once again, though, she was forced to sit out the Individual Apparatus World Championship in the Olympic year due to injury, and later the Olympic Trials. She was able to petition onto the American team as the top performer, and the injury was sufficiently recovered by July to allow Miller to compete in her second Olympics. Miller led the American team, dubbed the Magnificent Seven, to the gold medal, defeating the Russians for the first time ever. Kerri Strug garnered the majority of the media attention following her vault performance, where she landed her second vault on an injured foot, which forced her to withdraw from the all-around and event finals. But Miller, who was the team's highest scorer, individually placed 2nd during the compulsories and 2nd after the team competition behind the Olympic all-around champion, Lilia Podkopayeva. This performance qualified Miller for her second Olympic all-around competition.
  • 1995
    Age 17
    Coming into the 1995 World Championships, she amassed the highest total of the entire American team.
    More Details Hide Details Although she had won five individual gold medals in the last two World Championships, she walked away from Sabae without a single individual medal. Here she would take seventh place on the uneven bars and fourth place on the balance beam, after having to withdraw from both the vault and the floor exercise due to injury.
    Although she won the 1995 American Classic, Miller lost the 1995 National Championships to thirteen-year-old Dominique Moceanu.
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  • 1994
    Age 16
    Two weeks later, she would compete at the 1994 U.S. National Championships, where she won five silver medals, each time placing second to Dominique Dawes.
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    It was not until the Goodwill Games in late 1994 that her winning streak ended.
    More Details Hide Details Dina Kochetkova, who finished in third place at the world championships, narrowly defeated Miller 39.325 to 39.268. She rebounded by earning silver medals on the vault and the uneven bars, and gold medals on the balance beam and floor exercise. She missed winning medals in the women's team competition and the mixed team competition, where she, along with her teammates, placed 4th in both categories.
    At the 1994 World Championships in Brisbane, Miller again took the all-around title, beating Romanian Lavinia Miloşovici into second place.
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  • 1993
    Age 15
    As in 1993, her performance was strong enough for the gold.
    More Details Hide Details She also won the title that had eluded her the previous year, the beam, with a near perfect exercise.
    Olympian and television commentator Kathy Johnson commented at the 1993 World Championships, where Miller won every event in preliminaries, that never had she seen a gymnast so dominant since Nadia Comăneci in 1976. Bart Conner concurred, stating that only if Miller faltered could she be beaten. Following the break-up of the USSR, the athletes from the old Soviet Union had undergone upheaval and most were not ready to mount a sustained challenge at the 1993 World Games.
    More Details Hide Details Miller, on the other hand, reworked her routines in order to comply better with the new code. The result in the preliminary round was a victory by over two-tenths margin. She followed her all-around title with golds on bars and floor, but fell three times from the beam. She was forced to withdraw from vault due to illness.
    During the next two years, Miller became the first American to win back-to-back World All-Around Championships. During the 1993 world championships, after having qualified on every event in the preliminary round, Miller narrowly defeated Gina Gogean of Romania on balance beam.
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    She was the 1993 and 1994 World All-Around Champion, the 1996 Olympics balance beam gold medalist, the 1995 Pan Am Games all-around champion, and a member of the gold medal-winning Magnificent Seven team at the Atlanta Olympics.
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  • 1992
    Age 14
    In the 1992 Olympic Games, Miller missed out on the gold by the closest margin in Olympic history: .012 points to Unified Team gymnast Tatiana Gutsu.
    More Details Hide Details It was believed by her coach, Steve Nunno, she was perhaps robbed of the gold medal by unfair judging. She continued her strong showing in event finals, where she went on to capture three more individual medals: a silver on balance beam and bronze medals on floor and uneven bars. This haul of five Olympic medals was more than that of any other American in any sport in Barcelona. Miller was one of only two female gymnasts, along with Lavinia Miloşovici, to compete in every single event final at the Games and she alone performed all sixteen routines without serious error. Thirteen of her sixteen routines scored a 9.9 or higher, with her lowest score being a 9.837 on the vault in the apparatus finals.
    Miller won the compulsory portion of the 1992 Olympic Games, and then won the entire individual portion of the team competition, both securing the bronze medal for the US women's gymnastics team and advancing to the All-Around as the number one ranked gymnast in the world.
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    Due to injury, Miller missed the 1992 Individual Apparatus World Championships in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details Not quite back up to speed with her more difficult maneuvers, she pulled out of the optionals and petitioned to the Olympic Trials. Although the result was controversial, Miller won the trials over her rival and world champion Kim Zmeskal.
    At the 1992 American Cup, Miller fell during her final routine on the floor exercise.
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  • 1991
    Age 13
    At her first World Championships in 1991 in Indianapolis, Miller won two silver medals—in the uneven bars (where she tied with Soviet gymnast Tatiana Gutsu) and the team competition.
    More Details Hide Details She placed second in the world during the compulsory portion of the competition to Soviet Svetlana Boguinskaya.
    At the 1991 Arthur Gander, she won the All-Around and amassed the highest all-around total ever recorded by an American woman under the traditional 10. scale: a 39.875. (Kim Zmeskal had also amassed this same total score at the 1990 USA vs. USSR Challenge.)
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    The winner of a combined total of 16 World Championships and Olympic medals between 1991 and 1996, Miller ranks as the second most decorated gymnast, Male or Female, in U.S. history, behind now Simone Biles.
    More Details Hide Details She had held this record since 1996 until Biles' Rio wins. Miller was also the most successful American athlete, by medal count, at the 1992 Barcelona Games, winning five altogether. Miller is also the tenth most decorated gymnast of all time, by her individual medal count. Miller was born in Rolla, Missouri, but she and her family moved to Edmond, Oklahoma when she was only six months old. Miller had studied gymnastics for four years when, at the age of nine, she and her mom traveled to Moscow, Russia to participate in a gymnastics camp.
  • 1990
    Age 12
    She traveled to Europe in 1990 and 1991 for international meets and scored two perfect 10.0s on the balance beam at the Swiss Cup and Arthur Gander Memorial.
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  • 1989
    Age 11
    As a twelve-year-old, she finished third at the 1989 Olympic Festival—a competition designed to showcase up-and-coming talent.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born
    Born on March 10, 1977.
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