Meryl Davis wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Meryl Davis added a mirror ball trophy to her full set of Olympic medals, winning “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday.

The ice dancer Davis and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were voted the victorius couple for Season 18, beating finalists U.S. Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy and actress Candace Cameron Bure, who is married to two-time Russian Olympic hockey medalist Valeri Bure.

Davis added the accolade to her 2010 Olympic silver medal and 2014 Olympic gold and bronze medals with ice dancing partner Charlie White. In Sochi, they became the first U.S. ice dancers to win an Olympic title.

White also competed on “Dancing with the Stars” this season and was eliminated last week.

Davis, 27, became the fourth Olympian to win the mirror ball trophy, joining Apolo OhnoKristi Yamaguchi and Shawn Johnson.

Here’s the history of Olympians and Paralympians competing on “Dancing with the Stars:”

Season 1 – Evander Holyfield (1984, boxing)
Season 4 – Apolo Ohno (2002-2010, short track speed skating) — WINNER, Clyde Drexler (1992, basketball)
Season 5 – Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1996, boxing)
Season 6 – Kristi Yamaguchi (1992, figure skating) — WINNER, Monica Seles (1996-2000, tennis)
Season 7 – Maurice Greene (2000-2004, track and field), Misty May-Treanor (2000-2012, volleyball)
Season 8 – Shawn Johnson (2008, gymnastics) — WINNER
Season 9 – Louie Vito (2010, snowboarding), Natalie Coughlin (2004-2012, swimming)
Season 10 – Evan Lysacek (2006-2010, figure skating)
Season 12 – Sugar Ray Leonard (1976, boxing)
Season 13 – Hope Solo (2004-2012, soccer)
Season 14 – Martina Navratilova (2004, tennis)
Season 15 – Shawn Johnson, Apolo Ohno
Season 16 – Dorothy Hamill (1976, figure skating), Aly Raisman (2012, gymnastics)
Season 18 — Meryl Davis (2010, 2014, figure skating) — WINNER, Charlie White (2010, 2014, figure skating), Amy Purdy (2014, snowboarding)

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