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First Visually Impaired Contestant on Dancing with the Stars!


Paralympic medalist Danelle Umstead will compete as the first visually impaired contestant on the upcoming fall season of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Umstead, 46, made her Paralympic debut in 2010 and won bronze medals in downhill and super combined. She defended her super combined bronze medal in 2014 and made her third Paralympic Games appearance last March. She competes with her sighted guide and husband, Rob, whom she met while skiing in New Mexico. Umstead is dancing with Artem Chigvintsev, who has previously teamed with two-time Olympic medalist figure skater Nancy Kerrigan and three-time Olympic snowboarding medalist Jamie Anderson.

The 27th season of “Dancing with the Stars” gets underway on Sept. 24.


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