Misty May Treanor
It felt, she said, "like someone had hit the back of my foot with a baseball bat." Misty May-Treanor's tenure on Dancing with the Stars came to a sudden and stunning end Friday after she ruptured her Achilles tendon rehearsing the jive. "I heard this 'pop' and then when I tried to put weight on my left foot, there was nothing there," says May-Treanor. "My foot didn't feel like it was even attached."
But the two-time Olympic beach volleyball champion's Dancing days are not necessarily over for good.
Misty May-Treanor and Maksim Chmerkovskiy by Karen Neal/ABC
Much to the dismay of Dancing with the Stars fans, pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy sat last season out. But now, rested and refreshed - and having gone through some physical rehabilitation - Maks is back and polishing his moves for season seven beginning Sept. 22. Never one to hide his feelings, Maks couldn't be happier about his new partner: Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor. - Deborah Starr Seibel
Misty May-Treanor by Kirby Lee/ WireImage.com
Dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and going on Oprah is clearly not enough TV time for Misty May-Treanor. So what's a two-time Olympic gold medalist to do? Book a guest appearance on Wizards of Waverly Place, that's what.According to People, May-Treanor will portray herself in an upcoming episode, in which she drops in on Max (Jake T. Austin) after hearing about a "mysterious ailment" that afflicts him. "Since my return from Beijing I've had opportunities to be involved with fun projects outside of beach volleyball," she said. "I can't wait to meet the cast and be part of such a creative show."May-Treanor will tape the episode on Sept. 9, which will cut into her rehearsal time for Dancing with the Stars. The 31-year-old will strut her stuff the hardwood on Sept. 22. Joyce Eng
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images
Jeers to David Letterman for dropping the ball during his interview with Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. The Late Show host beat out Jay Leno for the first sitdown with the Olympics' golden girls, yet all he did was make sniggering remarks about their skimpy beach-volleyball uniforms (aren't we getting a little old for that?) and have them repeat overexposed anecdotes like the one about Walsh's lost wedding ring. (Shockingly, Dave didn't seem to know like the rest of America does that they're both married to fellow athletes.) And Letterman didn't even mention May-Treanor's just-announced gig on Dancing with the Stars. I know that'd be promoting another network's show, but he didn't use to care about that. With lazy chats like this, Dave's never going to win the late-night ratings gold again. Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide ...
Gold medalists Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor of the United States by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Not even a seemingly endless storm could disrupt Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walshs reign as the Queens of the Beach The world No 1 beach volleyball tandem secured its second straight Olympic gold medal with a 21-18 21-18 triumph over Chinas Wang Jie and Tian JiaI hope this means were deserving of being No 1 in the world a jubilant Walsh said Im so glad that we won and Im happy that its overMay-Treanor and Walsh became the first team men or women to defend Olympic beach volleyball gold and while there were certainly tense moments during the match it was clear the two would come through in the clutch as they always do After all coming into the final they were riding a 107-match win streak hadnt lost in over a year and were perfect in Olympic competition How perfect They have never even lost a set The 62 Walsh punctuated that perfection with a spike on their first match point and sank to her knees to embrace her partner of seven years on Cha
Misty May-Treanor (in red) and Kerri Walsh by Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images
Lifes not a beach for anyone on the other side of the net from Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh The bikini-clad Americans arrived in Beijing having won a record 18 beach-volleyball tournaments and 101 matches in a row and are trying to become the first duo to repeat as Olympic champions on the sand They have this knack of hitting their best volleyball when it counts most and the pressures biggest says NBC analyst Karch Kiraly a three-time Olympic gold medalist twice in indoor volleyball once on the beach And even their worst is better than anyone elses best Walsh uses her 6-foot-2 inch height to block shots and Kiraly calls May-Treanor the best defensive player in the world They begin their quest for another gold Sunday morning against Japans Mika Teru Saiki and Chiaki Kusuhara airing live in the US on Saturday evening Aug 9 8 pmET NBC As the competition progresses US teammates Nicole Branagh and E