Can Shawn Johnson Survive Another Week Of Dancing With The Stars?

May 18 2009, Published 1:29 p.m. ET

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Shawn Johnson, the 17-year-old Olympian gymnast who won gold and silver medals last summer, is likely finding reality TV as daunting as the challenge she faced in Beijing.

The Iowa native, according to, is a 5-to-2 underdog of the three remaining contestants on ABC's popular competition, Dancing With The Stars. Her dance partner is Mark Balls, the pro who led to another Olympian, figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, to the show championship in 2006.

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Heading toward the season finale, Sex And The City stud Gilles Marini is a strong 1-to-2 favorite to win, while Bachelor castoff Melissa Rycroft remains a viable contender as a 2-to-1 underdog.

Check back with for exclusives from the set of the popular show, which airs on ABC Monday at 8/7c. (Photo: WENN)



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