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HAVING A BALL

SCOUTING THE COMPETITION ON THE SPECIAL ALL-ATHLETE SEASON OF DANCING WITH THE STARS

JOSH NORMAN

Redskins cornerback

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His ability to backpedal quickly and gracefully could be even more valuable in ballroom dancing than it is in covering receivers in the NFL.

TONYA HARDING

Olympic figure skater

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No stranger to sports crossovers—celeb boxing, anyone?—she is the dark horse in this competition. Beware of her smashing Via-Knees Waltz.

JENNIE FINCH DAIGLE

Olympic softball pitcher

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Strong windmilling arm abilities and authoritative foot stomping skills will, if nothing else, make for a memorable Pasodoble.

ARIKE OGUNBOWALE

Notre Dame junior guard

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Does DWTS have a buzzer? Because if DWTS has a buzzer, Arike has this thing in the bag. We might as well watch Kevin Can Wait instead.

ADAM RIPPON

Olympic figure skater

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Others will struggle with balletic moves, but the biggest challenge facing the Mirror Ball Trophy favorite is adjusting to the relatively subdued garb.

CHRIS MAZDZER

Olympic luger

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Can he perform while upright? Who can say? But one thing is for certain: His toe points will be amazing.

MIRAI NAGASU

Olympic figure skater

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After declaring that her performance at the PyeongChang Olympics was really just an audition for DWTS, it's time for Nagasu to put her sequins where her mouth is.

JAMIE ANDERSON

Olympic snowboarder

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The gold medalist is at her best when her feet are rendered immobile; how she'll fare with unbound ankles is a different question altogether.

JOHNNY DAMON

Retired MLB outfielder

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He's already a master of the East Coast Swing, having won World Series titles with both the Yankees and the Red Sox.

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

NBA legend and icon

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A 20-inch height advantage over partner Lindsay Arnold could be problematic, as anyone who's ever danced with the flower girl at a wedding can attest.