BY: DANIEL PETERSON
It’s clear that The official show of “Dancing with the Stars” season 24, is here once more. The twelve new selected couples who will be competing for the “Mirror Ball Trophy” were revealed. The list includes the Olympic champions, the celebrities from the (’70s, ’80s, and ’90s), a basket player and a bull rider.
The youngest competing star of the season 24, is the Olympic gold medalist (Simone Bile’s). It’s unfortunate that She will be turning 20, just a week before commencing the competition. This implies that we will have a season without a teenager.
Simone Arianne Biles who was born 14th March 1997 is an artistic gymnast. She is the 2016 RIO Olympic individual all-around, floor and vault gold medalist. She made it to the gold medal-winning team who completed the “Final Five” in the 2016 Summer Olympics which was held in Rio de Janeiro. On addition to that, she won the bronze medal (balance beam) too, during the very Olympics. Biles is a “three-time” champion in the ‘world all-around champion’ (2013–15), and “three-time” world floor champion (2013–15). She is also a “two-time” champion in world balance beam (2014, 2015), “four-time” champion in the United States national all-around (2013–16). She also happens to be in the gold medal-winning U.S teams at the (2014 and 2015) World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Having won a total sum of nineteen World Championship and Olympic medals, Simone is the most decorated U.S gymnast, replacing Shannon Miller, who held this record since the year 1996. The win in Rio made Biles the sixth woman to have won an “individual all-around title at both World Championships and Olympic Games. With her having four Olympic gold medals, she set an American record for ‘the most gold medals in all women’s gymnastics’ at a single Games. This year, she has made it to the “Dancing with Stars.”
Below is the complete line-up of stars and their respective partners for the “dancing with the stars” season 24
Simone Biles (Olympic gymnast) dance with Sasha Farber
Nancy Kerrigan (Olympic figure skater) dance with Artem Chigvintsev
Heather Morris(Glee star) dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Normani Kordei (Fifth Harmony singer) dance with Val Chmerkovskiy
Charo (Spanish entertainer ) dance with Keo Motsepe
Erika Jayne (‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star) dance with Gleb Savchenko
Rashad Jennings (NFL player) dance with Emma Slater
David Ross (Baseball player) dance with Lindsay Arnold
Mr. T (The A-Team star ) dance with Kym Johnson
Chris Kattan (‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian ) dance with Witney Carson
Bonner Bolton (Professional bull rider) dance with Sharna Burgess
Nick Viall (The Bachelor star) dance with Peta Murgatroyd