Adam Rippon Wins 'Dancing With The Stars' Because It Was Destined, Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter, Register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot today. document.querySelector("#google_image_div").addEventListener('click',function(){ ga('ads.send', { hitType: 'event', Rippon and Johnson had been front-runners throughout the competition and the win only cemented their victory. All rights reserved. @Adaripp #mirrorballchamps #dwts pic.twitter.com/kg4MktGoo0. eventAction: 'click_adunit' ©2020 Verizon Media. eventAction: 'click_ads' eventAction: 'render' It is your right and your responsibility. “The Mirrorball has now taken on a new meaning, someone like me is accepted and I feel loved,” Rippon, the first openly gay athlete to compete for the United States at the Winter Games, said before his last dance, according to People magazine. This time he took home the gold ― or whatever’s in the Mirrorball Trophy. eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), Rippon and Johnson got a perfect score for a jazz routine to “Anything You Can Do” on their first performance: Then they earned 28 out of 30 for a freestyle to “Scooby Doo Pa Pa”: Football player Josh Norman and Shana Burgess finished second, and Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber were third. }); Rippon, 28, and partner Jenna Johnson recorded a perfect score of 30 on their first dance of the finale before scoring a 28 in freestyle. The finale episode of DWTS ran into the American Idol finale directly afterward. }. let gads_event; } window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener('impressionViewable', function(event) { “This has just been such an incredible experience,” Rippon said after his victory in the clip at the top. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. ga('ads.send', { ABC had planned to reduce the duration of the competition in any case but when the finale was shortened from two hours to one, fans could not help but react angrily. Rippon beat his fellow competitors Josh Norman and Tonya Harding and emerged triumphant but fans could not help but contain their disappointment with the lackluster special season. It was a fierce competition, but in the end the winner skated away with the Mirrorball trophy.
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}); NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Keith Richards, Patti Hansen and Derek Blasberg pose at the launch of "Patti Hansen: A Portrait" hosted at the Gordon Bar at Sixty Soho on Nov. Adam Rippon, a bronze medalist figure skater at the Winter Olympics, won the “Dancing with the Stars” athletes-only competition on Monday with partner Jenna Johnson.

Viewers and fans were left feeling baffled when the show did not specifically call out who took second and third place and instead declared Harding and Farber and Norman and Sharna Burgess all runner-ups. Olympic skater Adam Rippon and his partner Jenna Johnson won Dancing with the Stars: Athletes after a string of high scoring and well-done performances. ga('create', 'UA-67136960-15', 'auto', 'ads'); Rippon, 28, and partner Jenna Johnson recorded a perfect score of 30 on their first dance of the finale before scoring a 28 on their freestyle dance. The season special did not include the ballroom dancing show's usual glitz and glam and fans felt cheated. reporters on a platform technologically tailored to meet the needs of the modern reader. window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotOnload', function(event) { "May the record show, Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson's names are forever engraved, well-printed," Rippon said, via ETonline.com. ga('ads.send', { He shared the mirrorball trophy with his professional dance partner, Jenna Johnson. }); MEAWW brings you the best content from its global team of

As reported by ET, a source close to the DWTS production team shared that they ran out of time and could not afford to run into the American Idol season finale. Other athletes to compete on this season included: Notre Dame women’s basketball player Arike Ogunbowale, U.S. Olympian Chris Madzer, snowboarder Jamie Anderson, softball player Jennie Finch Daigle, former MLB player Johnny Damon, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and figure skater Mirai Nagasu. hitType: 'event', Notifications can be turned off anytime from browser settings. } ga('ads.send', { We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote! eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. ga('ads.send', { if(document.querySelector("#google_image_div")){ It's just been such an incredible experience.". Dancing with the Stars Juniors is also set to begin very soon. Many of the viewers hated the fact that the schedule was shortened from the usual 10-week season to just four weeks. if(document.querySelector("#ads")){ }); document.querySelector("#adunit").addEventListener('click',function(){ Rippon and Johnson had been front-runners throughout the competition and the win only cemented their victory. hitType: 'event', }); A lot of people were very upset that Sharna Burgess was robbed of a trophy despite an astonishing 10 seasons on the show and a number of very close finishes. 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