How Did Shannon Miller Become the Most Decorated US Olympic Gymnast & Use Her Athletic Experiences to Help Her Overcome Cancer?
Sam welcomes to the podcast 1993 and 1994 world all-around champion, 1996 Olympic balance beam champion, 1995 Pan American Games all-around champion, and member of the gold-medal winning Magnificent Seven team at the 1996 Olympics, Shannon Miller. Shannon is the second most decorated gymnast in U.S history and the thirteenth most decorated gymnast from any country by her individual medal count. She is the only woman in any sport to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame twice, as an individual and as part of a team. In this episode, Sam and Shannon chronicle Shannon’s Olympic career, from meeting the Dream Team and winning three bronze and two silver medals at the ’92 Games in Barcelona to winning two gold medals at the ’96 Games in Atlanta. Shannon speaks to the incredibly successful post-athletic career she’s had, which includes broadcasting, starting a business, and writing an autobiography. Shannon opens up about her diagnosis and subsequent battle with ovarian cancer. She shares how the lessons she learned as an Olympic athlete helped her through this difficult time in her life. Finally, Shannon talks about the importance of confidence and the valuable role it has played in her life. Full show notes: http://ihavecoolfriends.show/s3e8