Olympic gold medalist KRISTI YAMAGUCHI was crowned the winner of U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday (20May08) - the second woman to win the series since it began in 2005.
The athlete and her dancing partner Mark Ballas beat fellow finalist American footballer Jason Taylor to win the sixth season of the hit U.S. programme - scoring a perfect score for their final jive dance.
Chilean hunk Cristian de la Fuente came third in the competition, despite being dogged by an arm injury during the last few weeks of the show.
Yamaguchi is the first female to be crowned champion of the celebrity dance show since American model Kelly Monaco won the final in the show's first season in 2005.