Dancing with the Stars Recap: Which Athlete Won?

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Dancing with the Stars: Athletes came to a dramatic conclusion Monday night as the winner of the condensed season was announced. 

Yes, this was the fourth episode of the season, and it was also the season finale, so there's that. We're not going to lie: The breakneck pace was a little bit much. 

Adam Rippon, Jenna Johnson on Dancing with the Stars

Also, the finale was just one hour, which was a little too quick to let all of the dancing soak in. It was one extreme to the next. 

Given the world's obsession with Adam Rippon leading into the season, we already felt like we knew so much about him, while the other contestants fell by the wayside. 

But did Adam manage to beat out the others to emerge with the coveted Mirrorball Trophy, or did someone else manage to eke out a victory?

Let's break down the final dance routines of blink, and you'll miss it season. 

Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber

Tonya Harding and pro Sasha Farber

This dancing duo kicked things off with a Viennese Waltz, and it effortlessly showed off the progression from Tonya. The former athlete struggled in week one, but quickly came into her own. 

Judges' Score: 26/30

They then moved on to a Freestyle that was pretty great. Everything about it was fine-tuned, and you could tell they had been rehearsing like crazy. 

They could be part of an All-Stars series down the line. Yes, they're that good. 

Judges' Score: 30/30

Josh Norman

Josh Norman and pro Sharna Burgess

Much like Tonya, Josh has been improving since the season kicked off. His first performance of the night with Sharna was solid, but not showstopping. 

Judges' Score: 27/30

It turns out, they were saving the good stuff for the Freestyle because they achieved a perfect score!

Judges' Score: 30/30

Adam Rippon and pro Jenna Johnson

Adam and Jenna continued to ooze chemistry and class as they performed the Jazz, and got a perfect score in the process. 

Judges' Score: 30/30

Things slowed down for them when it came to the Freestyle, and they did not secure a double perfect score. You win some, you lose some. 

When those performances were all said and done, the cast reunited and performed a group performance that helped show off how much greatness they had all achieved throughout the season. 

In the end, we learned that Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson were the victors and had won the first all-athlete edition of the series. 

Adam Rippon, Jenna Johnson Win Dancing with the Stars

While it was great to watch people who knew a thing or two about exercising on the show, this season was one of the worst because everyone was just too good. 

It's better to watch the middle of the pack performers wind up on finale night. 

What did you think of the winners?

Hit the comments below. 

Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC in the fall. 

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