7-time Olympic Medallist, World Gymnast Legend - Shannon Miller to be the International Event Ambassador of TMM 2020
Procam International, India’s leading sports promoter, today announced seven-time Olympic medalist, American gymnast and nine-time World Champion, Shannon Miller as the International Event Ambassador for the 17th edition of the World Athletics Gold Label Tata Mumbai Marathon, to be held on 19th January, 2020.
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 (2 silver, 3 bronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a US athlete in any sport. She has been the winner of an astonishing 59 International and 49 National competitions. Miller is the first US gymnast to win 2 World All-Around Titles. Leading the “Magnificent Seven” to the US Women’s first-ever Team Gold at the 1996 Games at Atlanta, she also became the first American gymnast to capture the Gold medal on the Balance Beam.
Shannon was diagnosed with cancer in the year 2011 and in order to help women make their health a priority, she established a foundation devoted to women’s health. Popularly known for her concentration and determination as the most decorated gymnast in US history for over two decades, Shannon is also a mother of two, a cancer survivor, and an author. Her autobiography “It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life” aims to encourage and empower people to break through and overcome their own personal challenges. She continues to be part of gymnastics and Olympic communities as an analyst and commentator.
On being announced as Event Ambassador of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, Shannon Miller said, “Sport has the power to bring the community together and a marathon is the ideal example! It is a great leveller. At the start-line everyone comes together as one with a touch of anxiousness and excitement. 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. I have heard of the euphoria and the vibrant spirit that the Tata Mumbai Marathon represents, and I look forward to witnessing over fifty thousand runners on that Sunday morning. My warm wishes and good luck to all for race day!”
Vivek B Singh, Joint Managing Director, Procam International said, "We are privileged and honored to have amongst us such a formidable athlete and fierce fighter as the International Event Ambassador for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020. The spirit Shannon represents is core to the event and to see her working towards creating awareness on the importance of health for women is inspiring. From her victories in the Olympics, to her astounding achievements in other national and international championships, she has laid down the foundation for the upliftment of athletic sports around the globe.”
Tata Mumbai Marathon is amongst the world’s top 10 marathons and India's biggest sporting platform for charity. With prize money of USD 405,000, the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020, will witness over 50,000 participants, including world-class Indian and international athletes, professional and amateur runners, and fitness enthusiasts.
TATA IN SPORTS
Tata Group, a global enterprise with combined revenues of US $110.7 billion (2017- 18), along with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the world’s leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisations, are the title sponsor of the Tata Mumbai Marathon.
Sport has always been an integral part of the Tata group for over 75 years. Tatas association with multiple sports ranging from cricket, football, hockey, badminton, chess, athletics, mountaineering and motor racing, among others, has produced many award-winning sportspersons, helped the development of marginal communities and supported sporting teams, national and international events as well as training academies. The Tata Sports Club was set up in 1937 to encourage sports among its employee base across the country.
TCS is the sponsor of many premier global marathons across the world like the TCS New York City Marathon, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, and the TCS Lidingloppet (the world’s largest cross-country run), and the technology partner of the marathons held in London, Chicago, and Boston — all part of the company’s effort to promote health and fitness in the communities, the world over.
Since its inception in 1988, Procam International has been the driving force behind the growth and development of Sports Management in India. Envisioned by founders Anil & Vivek Singh, Procam are the pioneers in holistic sports management, sports consultancy, and live television programming. Procam has a track record of conceptualizing and promoting over 100 international events, across disciplines – Powerboat Racing, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Distance Running, Squash, WWE, Horse Racing, Volleyball amongst others. These events have elicited the participation of the highest caliber of athletes, as well as huge public interest and attendance.
Pioneers of the distance running movement in India, Procam International’s big 4 – Tata Mumbai Marathon, Airtel Half Delhi Marathon, Tata Consultancy Services World 10K and Tata Steel Kolkata 25K are global leaders in their respective distances. These events have ushered in a running revolution that has helped to redefine health, fitness and the giving paradigm of our country.