Seven-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast Shannon Miller named as international ambassador for Tata Mumbai Marathon

42-year-old American gymnastics legend Shannon Miller is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame, twice in 2006(individual) and 2008 (team) respectively

Press Trust of India December 27, 2019 16:35:04 IST
Seven-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast Shannon Miller named as international ambassador for Tata Mumbai Marathon
  • Seven-time Olympic medallist and nine-time World Champion, American gymnast Shannon Miller was on Friday named the international event ambassador for the 17 edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon

  • The 42-year-old American gymnastics legend is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame, twice in 2006(individual) and 2008 (team) respectively

  • Miller has been the winner of an astonishing 59 international and 49 national competitions, a media release stated

Seven-time Olympic medallist and nine-time World Champion, American gymnast Shannon Miller was on Friday named the international event ambassador for the 17 edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon.

The marathon will be held in the city on 19 January. The 42-year-old American gymnastics legend is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame, twice in 2006(individual) and 2008 (team) respectively.

Her tally of five medals (two silver, three bronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a US athlete in any sport.

Miller has been the winner of an astonishing 59 international and 49 national competitions, a media release stated.

She is the first US gymnast to win two world all-around titles.

Leading the "Magnificent Seven" to the US Women's first-ever team gold at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, Miller also became the first American gymnast to clinch the gold medal on the balance beam.

"Sports has the power to bring the community together and a marathon is an ideal example. It is a great leveller. At the start-line everyone comes together as one with a touch of anxiousness and excitement," she was quoted as saying in the release.

"I have been fortunate to be part of events which have sport on the highest of levels, with a wonderful sense of goodwill and sportsmanship," Miller went on to add.

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