Claudia – Strictly Come Dancing

How are things going for Claudia Fragapane?

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There is now less than a week to go before the first live show which will be both Claudia and AJ’s first proper Strictly performance. …

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She’s an early favourite.

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Jessie Graff crushes Ninja Warrior

After taking circus classes at age 6 and performing in her basement for neighbors, Graff started catching other kids on the flying trapeze when she was only 12.

“The rule was I wasn’t allowed to catch anyone who outweighed me by more than 20 pounds,” she says.

After that, she did competitive gymnastics for 6 years, pole vaulted through high school and college, and earned black belts in Taekwondo and Kung Fu since then.

Now that she’s a stuntwoman who does everything from tumbling on Make It or Break It, to trampolining on Another Period and “anything on rooftops, sides of buildings or bridges, dramatic wipeouts,” she says she’s constantly learning from fellow stunt people who specialize in areas different from her own. …

How ‘Supergirl’ stuntwoman Jessie Graff just made ‘Ninja Warrior’ history

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Laurie Hernandez – Dancing With the Stars

The 16-year-old athlete from Team USA is freshly back in the United States following her impressive victories at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hernandez won silver on the balance beam, and gold in the women’s team all-around.

While there’s no word on whether or not pro Mark Ballas will return, it sounds like he could make a perfect partner for Hernandez.

“I absolutely adore @lzhernandez02 just gorgeous,” he tweeted on Aug. 10. “#starpower #needadanceteacher? #RioOlympics2016.”

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Silver medalist Lauren Hernandez of the United States celeberates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Balance Beam on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 15: Silver medalist Lauren Hernandez of the United States celeberates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Balance Beam on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)