Artistic Gymnast / Writer
Shannon 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 Seven team at the Atlanta Olympics. She is the most decorated U.S. Gymnast Male or Female at the Olympic games with a total of 7 medals and with a combined total of 16 World Championships and Olympic medals between 1991 and 1996, she ranks as the second most decorated gymnast, Male or Female, in U.S. history, behind Simone Biles. She still holds the American record for most Olympic medals (Miller has 7, Biles has five) and was 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.