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Michelle Dusserre Farrell

Gymnastics
(1984)
Competition Year(s) and Results
1984 Olympic Silver Medalist
Biography
Michelle Dusserre Farrell brings more than 35 years of involvement in the Olympic and Paralympic movements, starting as a 1984 Olympic silver medalist in the sport of gymnastics. Dusserre Farrell was a gymnastics coach at the club and college level for 12 years, a member of the Athletes Advisory Council for both USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and is a 2006 inductee into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. She has worked in organizational sport performance for the USOPC domestically and for various international sport organizations. She has worked a combined total of seven Olympic and Paralympic Games, three of which were for NBC sports television in the research division. She is currently the Colorado Chapter President of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Alumni Association and oversees athlete engagement for the U.S. Olympic City Task Force. She also helped lead fundraising efforts with the City of Colorado Springs in building the first universally accessible playground, Swing High, a $1.1M project, which was opened in May, 2010. Dusserre Farrell holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from Arizona State University, a Masters of Basic Science (with an emphasis in exercise science) from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and she is a registered dietitian.
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