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Can Final Five gold medalist Simone Biles (right with pro Sasha Farber) or '90s ice skating phenom Nancy Kerrigan follow in the cha cha cha-ing footsteps of season 23 winner Laurie Hernandez and season 6 champ Kristi Yamaguchi? See how Laurie, Kristi and more Olympians fared in the ballroom ...
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Most viewers knew that in season 23, it was always going to be Hernandez. Fresh off her stint at the Rio Olympics, she was America's sweetheart, and the judges' sweetheart, too, scoring perfect 10s an astounding eight times.
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If there was an Olympian-only season of DWTS, chances are, Johnson would take home the mirrorball. She won the show's eighth season, partnered with Mark Ballas, becoming the youngest winner in DWTS history. In 2012, she came back for the all-star season, this time partnered with Derek Hough. Even up against a group of champions, she was a standout, coming in second place.
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Partnered with Derek Hough for the show's 20th season, 2008 all-around Olympic champion gymnast Liukin had consistently high scores throughout the season. She was eliminated in the show's ninth week, coming in fourth place – despite receiving the night's highest scores.
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Davis was the front-runner on the show's 18th season from the get-go. Her dances with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy never scored less than an 8, and from the semifinals on, they scored straight perfect 10s. She (obviously) won her season – and still holds the highest celebrity average of all time.
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Davis' ice dancing partner kicked off his season 18 strong, scoring straight 9s and from that point on, never dipping below a rare 7. However, he and partner Sharna Burgess came in fifth place, eliminated in shocking style one week ahead of the finale.
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The three-time gold medalist swimmer was paired with Alec Mazo on DWTS's ninth season, on which she was a solid middle-of-the-pack competitor: she was the sixth contestant eliminated.
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Before the controversies, the soccer goalie participated in the show's 13th season. She and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy came in fourth place.
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The men's singles gold medal-winning figure skater was paired with Anna Trebunskaya on the 10th season of DWTS, and he danced to the near-top of the competition: he made it to the finals and eventually came in second place.
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The 1992 women's singles figure skating gold medalist was a force to be reckoned with in the ballroom. From the first week, she was scoring straight 9s – while her competitors couldn't even get one. In the show's final week, all three of her dances scored straight 10s. She took home the mirrorball after defeating the runner-up, retired NFL player Jason Taylor.
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APOLO ANTON OHNO
Speed skater Ohno has participated in two seasons of DWTS: the first was season four, with Julianne Hough, which they won (Hough's first season and win). The second was the all-star season, on which he was a powerhouse contestant with partner Karina Smirnoff, but didn't fare quite as well, coming in fifth place.
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The three-time gold medalist in beach volleyball was a contestant on the seventh season of DWTS with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Though she posted relatively high scores throughout her four weeks of competition, she ruptured her Achilles tendon and was forced to withdraw.
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