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In gymnastics, you have to be perfect every step along the way. ---->>>

Gymnastics uses every single part of your body, every little tiny muscle that you never even knew. ---->>>

When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else, I do my own thing. I compete with myself. ---->>>

I think it's really important to look at the big picture instead of just one competition. ---->>>

Everyone has obstacles, and you're not going to have the right answer or do the right thing every single time. ---->>>

Other people may not have had high expectations for me... but I had high expectations for myself. ---->>>

In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half, and that's pretty tough to get through. ---->>>

At the Olympics, you there to do a job. I feel you should take it seriously. You should be respectful. You are putting on the red-white-and-blue and going out there to perform for your country. ---->>>

I love performing in front of an audience and seeing smiles on the kids' faces. ---->>>

It's amazing to me that they're cutting physical education programs in the school systems.

It's amazing to me that they're cutting physical education programs in the school systems.

I want to bring more gymnastics on television. ---->>>

I can now successfully drive a stick. That's a huge accomplishment. ---->>>

I got into law school to supplement my business background. I'm not planning to practice law. ---->>>

I'm an athlete rep, so I'll be available if they need me for anything. ---->>>

Floor exercise, the longest you run is two or three steps. In the vault, it's not a whole lot more than that. ---->>>

I was always athletic and I could do a lot of things. ---->>>

I'm a competitor. I really enjoyed the race more than just going out and running to run. ---->>>

I'm not fascinated by one particular case, but by knowledge that I had no idea was out there. ---->>>

It's been really good to have a goal and go after it. That feels good. ---->>>

There's never going to be a system that is fair to everyone. ---->>>

When you grow up on camera and in the public eye, you feel you have to put forth this image. I just took that to the extreme and there was a lot of pressure on me. ---->>>

Gymnastics is the type of sport where you can't take something that gives you more energy. Something may be great for the vault, but then you have the bars after it and you have to be more sedate for that. ---->>>

The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible. ---->>>

For the most part I'll probably do floor exercise and balance beam. Those are the two things that I do. ---->>>

I'm coming up on 30. There are other things that I want to pursue outside of just performing. ---->>>

I'm used to short distances and short bursts of energy; it was just fastest. ---->>>

My undergraduate degree is in business, so I'm trying to get a bit of a background before I go in. ---->>>

There's not a whole lot of events out there on television, especially in the years between Olympic Games. ---->>>

We typically don't choose our athletes until about a month prior to the Games because anything can happen. ---->>>

At an Olympics Game, you want to enjoy it, especially if you know it's going to be your last one. ---->>>

Charles Barkley, I used to watch him growing up. Then I met him. He was a big teddy bear. ---->>>

I don't think I have the mileage on me to really complain of any injuries yet. ---->>>

I thought about running a marathon a long time ago, but I'm just not a runner. ---->>>

I will be talking with gymnasts from some of the other countries. I will be getting a feel for what they're thinking and what they're doing. It should be a really great meet. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-10, 1977
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Occupation: Athlete
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Shannon Lee Miller Falconetti (born March 10, 1977) is an American former artistic gymnast. She was the 1993 and 1994 world all-around champion, the 1996 Olympic balance beam champion, the 1995 Pan American Games all-around champion, and a member of the gold medal-winning Magnificent Seven team at the 1996 Olympics (wikipedia)