Michelle Dusserre

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichelle Hollis•Dusserre (-Farrell)
Used nameMichelle•Dusserre
Born26 December 1968 in Long Beach, California (USA)
Measurements153 cm / 41 kg
AffiliationsSouthern California Acro Teams
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Michelle Dusserre was the youngest member of the US women’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Olympics. While still in high school she was the stunt double for Janet Jones (Gretzky) in the movie American Anthem. Dusserre sustained a severe elbow injury in 1985, which eventually ended her career, although she tried to compete through 1987. After retiring from competition, Dusserre attended Arizona State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She later attended the University of Colorado where she earned a masters’ degree as a dietician.

Dusserre worked for the US Olympic Committee from 2000-06, and then left the USOC to work as a dietician and focus on a project she and her husband had started, The Swing High Project (SHP), which helps build playgrounds in the Pikes Peak Region which are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. She later transitioned to work as a consultant with Burson Cohn & Wolfe, a global advisory firm, in their sports management practice, however, she eventually returned to the USOPC (former USOC) to lead the US Olympic Museum.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Michelle Dusserre
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 12 r1/2
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 5 r1/2
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =13 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =4 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =24 r1/2