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Adam Rippon & Other Olympians Join Cast of All-Athletes Dancing With the Stars

Adam Rippon & Other Olympians Join Cast of All-Athletes Dancing With the Stars

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Chris Mazdzer, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, and Tonya Harding will also compete.

It was only a matter of time before Adam Rippon's meteoric rise in popularity found him in the cast of Dancing With the Stars. Olympians and professional athletes tend to do well on the show with stars like Kristi Yamaguchi, Laurie Hernandez, and Meryl Davis all winning their respective seasons.

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However, this time around there are no aging actors or former pop stars in the competition. Rippon and the rest of the all-athletes cast will have their work cut out for them when the usual 10-11 week runtime of the show is cut down to just four weeks. Some of the usual fan-favorite pros, like Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, and Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy will be sitting out of the accelerated cycle while Artem Chigvinstev, Sasha Farber, and Witney Carson step in.

See below for the full cast of stars and their professional partners who were announced on Good Morning America today:

Adam Rippon, Olympian figure skater, paired with Jenna Johnson
Arike Ogunbowale, college basketball player, with Gleb Savchenko
Chris Mazdzer, Olympian Luger, with Witney Carson
Jamie Anderson, Olympia snowboarder, with Artem Chigvintsev
Jennie Finch Daigle, former softball pitcher, with Keo Motsepe
Johnny Damon, former MLB outfielder, with Emma Slater
Josh Norman, NFL cornerback, with Sharna Burgess
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former NBA superstar, with Lindsay Arnold
Mirai Nagasu, Olympian figure skater, with Alan Bersten
Tonya Harding, former competitive skater, with Sasha Farber

The all-athlete season of DWTS premieres April 30 at 8p ET on ABC.

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