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Boxer knocked out in 'Dancing'; Olympian goes for gold

Posted by Katie McLeod  April 23, 2013 10:31 PM

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Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman will again take the dance floor next week during Latin night on "Dancing With the Stars." The Needham native made it through the elimination round Tuesday after dancing a spicy foxtrot with partner Mark Ballas. Raisman, who said she relied on Ballas for support after last week's bombings at the Boston Marathon, impressed the judges with her expressive dance. She earned 27 points out of 30, only topped by Disney star Zendaya and country music singer Kellie Pickler.

Who did go home? Boxing champ Victor Ortiz and partner Lindsay Arnold. Ortiz, who received a standing ovation after he was cut from the show, said he wouldn't take anything back. "At the end of the day, it was a beautiful experience," he said. "It's been a blast. I'm happy to get this far. I definitely needed some dance moves."

Other pairs in the bottom during the sixth round results show included comedian Andy Dick and partner Sharna Burgess, and former "Bachelor" star Sean Lowe and partner Peta Murgatroyd.

Meanwhile, will.i.am and Olly Murs were the night's featured performers. Raisman and the remaining contestants will return with new routines Monday, April 29, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Did the right contestant go home? Should Aly make it all the way? Leave your thoughts here in the comments.

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