The Olympic gold medal-winning Fierce Five helped out a fellow Olympic gold medalist on Monday night, as the U.S. women's gymnastics team made an appearance during Shawn Johnson's "Dancing with the Stars" routine.
Johnson and partner Derek Hough made it to the finals of the popular show's All-Star season. She previously won DWTS with Hough after the Beijing Olympics. In the pair's freestyle routine, the Fierce Five danced and tumbled with Johnson and Hough. McKayla Maroney sat out as Gabrielle Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross performed some of the more difficult tricks because she is still healing from a knee injury.
Since winning the team gold in London, the self-dubbed Fierce Five has been popping up in everything from television shows like "Hart of Dixie" to the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade to the Oval Office. They recently concluded their Kellogg's Tour of Champions.
Johnson won gold in Beijing on the balance beam, and also won silver in the team, all-around and floor exercise events. She attempted a comeback for the 2012 Olympics, but a knee injury sustained while skiing prevented Johnson from returning to elite gymnastics. She retired before the Visa Championships in June.
Including the next generation of Olympic medal-winning gymnasts on DWTS clearly meant a great deal to Johnson. She tweeted a picture of the group and said, "You have no idea how much it means to me to be able to share this moment with them."
Now, Johnson has to wait to see if her moves were good enough to win another mirrored-ball trophy.
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