Dancing With the Stars loves its Olympians—maybe because of all those tenths and hundredths of points up for grabs.
Shawn Johnson, a four-time medalist at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, has been named the winner of the eighth season of Dancing With the Stars after edging out the runner-up, French stud Gilles Marini, by the narrowest margin in show history.
"I've loved every second of it," the 17-year-old champion said backstage before she hoisted the almost-as-big-as-her disco ball trophy.
"This has been the best experience ever," she added afterward. "I've grown so much."
(Alas, there was no celebratory back flip.)