Laurie Hernandez gets two more ‘Dancing with the Stars’ perfect scores (video)

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Laurie Hernandez notched her third and fourth perfect scores of the “Dancing with the Stars” season on Monday night, advancing to the final five.

Hernandez, a 16-year-old Olympic champion gymnast, and partner Val Chmerkovskiy earned four perfect 10s from judges for their Argentine tango.

Later, Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy teamed with Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko for a dance and again earned a score of 40.

Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy previously earned perfect scores on Oct. 3 and Oct. 31.

For comparison, Olympic ice dance champion Meryl Davis, one of the best contestants in the show’s history, had received one perfect score before the final five. Shawn Johnson, the only gymnast to previously win, had zero perfect scores before the final five.

Hernandez can break Johnson’s record as the youngest ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner in 23 seasons if she takes the Mirror Ball Trophy.

Earlier Monday, Hernandez and other “Dancing with the Stars” cast members took part in the Mannequin Challenge.

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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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