The winner of seven Olympic medals (two gold) – Shannon Miller was one of the Magnificent Seven who won gold for the U.S. in the women’s team gymnastics competition at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In her life after competition – she has survived cancer to become a second-time mom, started the Shannon Miller Foundation to combat childhood obesity and helms her own business. Working Mom got the scoop on her latest ventures.
You’re the only female athlete to be inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame twice! How do you adjust to life after a highly competitive sports career?
I won’t lie, it’s difficult to move forward. It helped that my parents made sure that I always put education first. So returning to college and moving on to law school was a good way to start figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. When I launched my company, Shannon Miller Lifestyle, I did so with a renewed passion. This time I was focused on making a difference in the lives of women by showing them that it’s okay to make their health a priority.
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