AceShowbiz - Famous faces in sports world are heading to a special all-athletes edition of "Dancing with the Stars". Among the 10 cast members of the upcoming season 26 are Olympian figure skater Adam Rippon, former skater Tonya Harding, Olimpian snowboarder Jamie Anderson and former MLB outfielder Johnny Damon. Alongside the cast revelation, ABC has offered fans the portrait photos of each contestant alongside their respective pro-dancers.
Adam is paired with professional dancer Jenna Johnson in the forthcoming 4-week competition. Jenna gushes over her dancing partner on Twitter, saying, "I'm literally OBSESSED with him!! Sooooo excited to compete with this handsome guy this season!" Adam also expresses his excitement, writing, "I love you, @Dance10Jenna!!! Literal dream partner to have on @DancingABC Already been having such a blast," alongside a selfie with Jenna.
Legendary figure-skater Tonya, meanwhile, is teaming up with Sasha Farber. The pair show a great chemistry. Tonya is not the only figure skater competing in the new season as medal-winning athlete Mirai Nagasu is among the cast members. She is paired with Alan Bersten.
Jamie looks confident while posing alongside her pro-dancer partner Artem Chigvintsev. "Medal-winning snowboarder @JamieAsnow comes in out of the cold to set fire to the dance floor with @artemchigvintse on #DWTS: Athletes!" the ABC dancing competition captions the snap of the pair.
Also vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy are Olympian Luger Chris Mazdzer and former softball pitcher Jennie Finch Daigle. Chris is joining forces with Witney Carson, while Jennie teams up with Keo Motsepe.
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World Series Champion Johnny will be hitting the dance floor with Emma Slater. As for Josh Normal, the NFL cornerback is set to be dancing with Sharrna Burgess on the show.
The last two contestants are former NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is paired with Lindsay Arnold, and Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale, who teams up with Gleb Savchenko.
"Notre Dame basketball player @Arike_O takes to the dance floor with @Gleb_Savchenko on #DWTS:Athletes!" writes the show's Twitter account alongside a snap of Arike and Gleb.
The all-athlete edition of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres on Monday, April 30 at 8 P.M. on ABC.