Nothing new! From season 4 of Dancing with the starsOlympians have been at the top of the list when it comes to celebrities to choose from. Like all celebrities who join the show, some are wildly successful, while others fall short.
Apolo Ohno he was the first Olympian to compete, taking home the mirror ball trophy together with by partner Julianne Hough in 2007. Ohno’s win invited him to return to star season in 2012, during which he was paired with Karina Smirnoff. However, he was unable to snag the trophy during his second race.
In 2021, Suni lee was one of the first stars announced for the epic 30th season, fresh out of his career at the Tokyo Olympics. Your former teammate, Laurie hernandez, who won the mirror ball trophy for season 23, and Simone biles, who ranked fourth in season 24, made his hopes of doing the show come true.
“I’ve seen so many people go out and do Dancing with the starsso it was one of my goals after the Olympics”She said at the time, noting that her friends made fun of her because she is not a good dancer. Plus, she knew she would have trouble allowing herself to smile and have fun on the floor. “You are expressing yourself even more when you dance, because they have locked you up a bit in gymnastics. Dancing is super fun. “
“Your abilities are unquestionable”, judge Carrie Ann Inaba he told her during a 2017 episode. “Hit every line with precision and perfection. But once again, I will return to the interpretation and the authenticity of who you are when you act. … You have this beautiful smile and you are a megastar with your energyBut every now and then, there is beauty without a smile. There is beauty in pain and in all other emotions, and I would like to see more of that. “
The athlete simply replied: “Smiling does not win you gold medals.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see all the Olympians who have appeared on DWTS and how they fared in the competition: