Bringing home the gold: Shannon Miller holds the most Olympic medals in the state
OKLAHOMA – Many know the name Shannon Miller as a former artistic gymnast from Edmond, Oklahoma.
She was on cereal boxes, and was the 1993-1994 World All-Around Champion.
But did you know Shannon Miller holds the most Olympic medals of any Oklahoman
Shannon Miller ruled the early to mid ’90s, winning seven Olympic medals and nine World Championship medals, including two consecutive world all-around titles.
In 1992 Shannon participated in the 1992 Games. Miller led the US team to a bronze medal, then earned a silver.
She won individual gold for the Balance Beam and team gold with the 1996 women’s gymnastics team in Atlanta.
In February 2011, Miller revealed she had been diagnosed with germ cell ovarian cancer after doctors discovered a baseball-sized cyst.
The cyst had been surgically removed the previous month. Miller underwent three cycles of chemotherapy from March 7 to May 2, 2011
The Edmond native who is still the most decorated U.S. gymnast, has been spending her time off the Olympic stage highlighting the benefits of healthy living and helping others become cancer survivors.
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