Our very own Josh Hill passed along the news earlier tonight that athletes Jacoby Jones and Aly Raisman stole the show on the season premiere of the new season of Dancing With the Stars, and we not have the proof. Jones, as you should know, is a member of the Baltimore Ravens and provided the team a major boost throughout the playoffs.
Raisman was one of the standout members of the “Fab Five,” the United States gymnastics team that captured the attention of our nation at the 2012 London Olympics.
Now, the pair of athletes are testing their chops in the dancing game.
In the premiere, Raisman teamed up with her partner Mark Ballas to perform a Fox trot to One Direction’s Live While We’re Young. The Olympic gold medalist looked comfortable on the stage, which comes as no surprise after performing in front of the world last summer and making a cameo on last season of the show with fellow Olympic medalist Shawn Johnson.
This time, it was just Ballas and Raisman and the duo scored 21 out of 30. Not too shabby for your first go on the dance floor.
Here is Raisman’s performance:
You can expect Raisman to be one of the favorites this season. Not only do athletes generally do well, but gymnasts are trained to be more fluid and flexible with their body allowing them to flow with the music better than your average person.
What do you think, will an athlete take home the prize again?