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Ryan Lochte eliminated from Dancing with the Stars

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Ryan Lochte and partner Cheryl Burke were voted off “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday night, finishing in seventh place.

Video of the announcement is here.

Lochte said he “never pictured” he would get a standing ovation a little more than two months after his gas-station incident at the Rio Olympics.

“I learned a lot about myself,” Lochte said immediately after the elimination. “No matter how hard I get knocked down, I can keep fighting. … Everyone here has touched me in a special place right here [pointing to his heart].”

Olympic champion gymnast Laurie Hernandez advanced.

Lochte was the second Olympic swimmer to compete on the show. Natalie Coughlin finished 10th in 2009. Here’s a full history of Olympians on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Lochte is suspended through June 30 and excluded from the 2017 World Championships by USA Swimming as punishment following his gas-station incident.

The 12-time Olympic medalist has said he plans to return to competition after the ban with an eye on the 2020 Olympics.

He’s also getting married to Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid, date undetermined, and will appear in a film with Sharon Stone.

“Now I’m excited to get down and get ready for this big wedding,” Lochte said later Monday.

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After accident, Olympian Jamie Nieto walks at his wedding

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After two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto suffered a spinal cord injury while attempting a standing back flip in April 2016, he decided to set a goal for himself. Nietro was determined to walk down the aisle at his own wedding.

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Nieto walked to the altar in front of everyone gathered at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in east San Diego – something his doctors said might not be possible.

Nieto, with some assistance, entered the church where he then married his bride, Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart, exactly how he set out to – on his feet.

Images courtesy of Ramon Galindo/NBC San Diego

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Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocates shoulder in Poland (video)

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Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocated her shoulder during the semifinals of a beach volleyball tournament in Poland and forfeited the bronze medal match.

Walsh Jennings and new partner Nicole Branagh were tied in the third set of their match against Canada on Saturday when Walsh Jennings dove for the ball with her right arm and twisted her hand in the sand. After a four-minute delay, Canada went on to win the third set 16-14 and advance to the gold medal match.

“I just went for a short dig and the surface in Europe is so shallow and so hard and there’s no give for our bodies,” Walsh Jennings explained after the match in an interview with her shoulder wrapped in ice.

Walsh Jennings had surgery on the same shoulder during the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she and April Ross won the bronze medal. Walsh Jennings won three gold medals with Misty May Treanor.

Walsh Jennings said she is looking forward to returning to the FIVB World Tour in Vienna in one week.

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