Role models come and go, but some leave a legacy that bridges generations. According to the coaches at North Carolina’s Everest Gymnastics, Shannon Miller is one of these. Here, we’ll learn a bit about this 1996 Olympic Champion.
Q: Who’s Shannon Miller?
Everest Gymnastics: Shannon Miller was a member of the US Women’s Gymnastics Team that, in 1996, garnered the appropriate nickname of the Magnificent Seven. She is notable as both a team member and an individual athlete. She is today considered a legend in the sport and currently holds more medals than any other US athlete before or since.
Q: What was Shannon Miller’s athletic career like before the Olympics?
Everest Gymnastics: Miller was an accomplished athlete well before she ever donned the red, white, and blue leotard. Before the Olympics, she had actually participated in the 1992 Olympic Games in Spain. There, she won five medals. Miller, however, had previously earned dozens of competition medals. Before the 1996 games, Shannon already held five Olympic medals — at the time, that was more than any single athlete in any Olympic event. Continue reading “A Q&A with Everest Gymnastics: America’s Most Decorated Gymnast”