Entertainment TV All the Olympians Who've Competed on 'Dancing with the Stars' When it comes to scoring that coveted Mirrorball Trophy, Olympians seem to have the upper hand By Diana Pearl Updated on August 31, 2021 02:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 21 Suni Lee Suni Lee. Jamie Squire/Getty In August, it was announced that gold medal-winning Tokyo Olympics gymnast Suni Lee would be joining the season 30 Dancing with the Stars cast alongside JoJo Siwa and a soon-to-be-revealed slew of stars. "I think America will fall in love with her because she has such an inspiring story," teammate Simone Biles, who competed years prior, told PEOPLE. "I think she'll do really well." If statistics hold, she probably will: historically, Olympians have performed well (and won a lot!) on DWTS. Read on to see all of the Olympic athletes who've taken a turn in the ballroom — and how they fared. 02 of 21 Johnny Weir Eric McCandless via Getty Images The decorated skater fell just short of the top in season 29, coming in sixth place with partner Britt Stewart. 03 of 21 Mary Lou Retton Craig Sjodin/ABC. On season 28, the beloved gymnast (with Sasha Farber) was the fifth to go. "I hadn't challenged myself in decades," Retton said as she was let go, revealing news of her divorce, "and I challenged myself and I'm off to a fresh start." 04 of 21 JAMIE ANDERSON Craig Sjodin/ABC Two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Anderson traded her board for dancing shoes to partner with Artem Chigvintsev for season 26, which was all athletes. She was, however, the first to go home. 05 of 21 TONYA HARDING Craig Sjodin/ABC One of the most controversial names in Olympic history, Harding competed with Sasha Farber on the show's all-athletes season — and came in third. 06 of 21 MIRAI NAGASU Craig Sjodin/ABC Nagasu said that she almost saw her free skate performance at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics as an "audition for Dancing with the Stars." It worked: she joined season 26 with partner Alan Bersten and came in fourth. 07 of 21 ADAM RIPPON Craig Sjodin/ABC He won over America with his epic one-liners and graceful skates, and Olympic figure skater Rippon tackled the dance floor alongside partner Jenna Johnson, taking home the coveted trophy on the all-athlete 26th season. 08 of 21 CHRIS MAZDZER Craig Sjodin/ABC Mazdzer, who brought the United States its first-ever medal in luge in PyeongChang, will dance with Witney Carson on the all-athletes season. 09 of 21 NANCY KERRIGAN ABC/Craig Sjodin In 2017, the two-time Olympic medalist and figure skater partnered up with pro Artem Chigvintsev, making it to the seventh week of the competition show's 24th season. 10 of 21 SIMONE BILES ABC/Craig Sjodin Partnered with Sasha Farber, Biles consistently posted high scores all season 24 long, and was predicted to win the final prize. So when she was eliminated in fourth place, the audience was absolutely shocked — especially considering the fact that the team had received two perfect scores that very evening. 11 of 21 LAURIE HERNANDEZ Craig Sjodin 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. 12 of 21 NASTIA LIUKIN Craig Sjodin/ABC 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. 13 of 21 MERYL DAVIS Craig Sjodin/ABC/Getty 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. 14 of 21 CHARLIE WHITE Craig Sjodin/ABC 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. 15 of 21 HOPE SOLO ABC/CRAIG SJODIN Before the controversies, the soccer goalie participated in the show's 13th season. She and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy came in fourth place. 16 of 21 EVAN LYSACEK Craig Sjodin/ABC 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. 17 of 21 NATALIE COUGHLIN ABC/CRAIG SJODIN 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. 18 of 21 SHAWN JOHNSON ABC/CRAIG SJODIN 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 15, this time partnered with Derek Hough. Even up against a group of champions, she was a standout, coming in second place. 19 of 21 MISTY MAY-TREANOR Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty 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. 20 of 21 KRISTI YAMAGUCHI ABC/BOB D'AMICO The 1992 women's singles figure skating gold medalist was a force to be reckoned with in the ballroom in season 6. From the first week, she and Mark Balls were 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. 21 of 21 APOLO ANTON OHNO Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Speed skater Ohno has participated in two seasons of DWTS: the first was season 4, with Julianne Hough, which they won (Hough's first season and win). The second was all-star season 15, on which he was a powerhouse contestant with partner Karina Smirnoff, but didn't fare quite as well, coming in fifth place.