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Biography: MILLER, Shannon

MILLER, Shannon Inducted: 1998 – Member of 1996 Olympic Gold Medal Team Individually Inducted: 2003 Inducted: U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame – Individual (2006), Team (2008) Inducted:  International Gymnastics Hall of Fame–(2006) Inducted: Women’s International Sports Hall of Fame (2008) Miller is the most decorated American gymnast of all time and the only American during …

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Biography: MAR, Sabrina

MAR, Sabrina Inducted: 2004   Sabrina Mar was an unheralded competitive gymnast from about 1976 through her retirement from the sport in 1988. However, during her relatively short career, she proved herself world class.  On the sports pages of news media, we so often read about scandals and other forms of athletic negativism in the …

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Biography: KESWICK, Scott

KESWICK, Scott Inducted: 2003 Scott Keswick was an outstanding UCLA gymnast placed among at least two generations of great UCLA gymnasts. Numerous athletes and coaches from that great time have been subsequently inducted into the USGHOF. Art Shurlock was the Head Coach, and Yefim Furman was Keswick’s personal coach.  One of the mysteries that surrounds …

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Biography – HUG, Steve

HUG, Steve Inducted: 1995 Born: May 20, 1952   In 1958, the USA World Championship team watched a young lady training. During the viewing, I, Larry Banner, said to a teammate,  “I suspect we’re seeing a world class champion in the making.”  Her name was Larissa Latynina, and my predictions were accurate.  Some years later …

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Biography: HAMADA, Sadao

HAMADA, Sadao Inducted: 2007   “Sadao Hamada has kept the Stanford University men’s gymnastics’ program among the nation’s elite throughout his long tenure here, and he will retire as one of the great coaches in the history of this department,” Stanford Athletic Director Ted Leland said. “We are sad to see him step away, but …

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Biography: COHEN, Steve

COHEN, Steve Inducted: 1991 Born: Wynnefield, Pennsylvania Steve Cohen began his competitive gymnastic career on a high note at West Philadelphia High School.  He was golden in the AA for 32 straight individual meets and won AA gold three straight years in the Philadelphia High School Championships. Steve was presented with the Nissen Award as …

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