INDIANAPOLIS, March 18, 2013 – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, debuts tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Fans can vote for Raisman and her professional dance partner, Mark Ballas, by calling 1-800-868-3408, by texting ‘VOTE’ to 3408 from an AT&T phone, online at ABC.com, or via Facebook.com/DancingWithTheStars.
Raisman, who captained the gold-medal winning Fierce Five this summer in London, joins 2008 Olympic balance beam champion Shawn Johnson as the only Olympic gymnasts to have appeared on the show. Johnson was partnered with Ballas when she won the show’s eighth season. Athletes, especially Olympians, have seen a great deal of success on the show. Along with Johnson, figure skating Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi, and short track speed skating Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno have won ‘Dancing with the Stars’ titles.