Natalie Coughlin eliminated on Dancing with the Stars

She scored Olympic gold, but Natalie Coughlin won't win a mirrored ball on "Dancing with the Stars." The superstar swimmer is the latest celeb to be tossed from the pool of dancers.

Coughlin and professional partner Alex Mazo earned 22 out of 30 points for their paso doble on Monday night. The two were at the bottom with pop singer Aaron Carter and partner Karina Smirnoff -- and the judges were surprised.

"Justice should prevail," judge Len Goodman said, "and neither should be there."

When asked about her experience, Coughlin held back tears. "I don't know, I loved this so much. I guess I didn't show it, how much I loved it, but I really did. I'm sorry."

The elimination marks the earliest exit for an individual Olympic gold medalist since the show began in 2005.

Tuesday night's show also featured a performance by Norah Jones and dance tribute to Michael Jackson. The King of Pop's mother and a few siblings were spotted in the audience.

Nine couples remain and will dance the waltz and the jitterbug in addition to a mambo marathon on next week's show.

'Dancing with the Stars' -- Twitter Accounts

Aaron Carter

@AARONCARTER7

Not only does Aaron sing and act, but he plays the drums, piano, guitar and saxophone. Aaron is currently on Season 9 of “DWTS.”

Chuck Liddell

@ChuckLiddell

Chuck Liddell, also known as "The Ice Man," has a current MMA record of 21-5 with 13 TKOs. He is currently on Season 9 of “DWTS.”

Kathy Ireland

@Kathyireland

Kathy Ireland is a supermodel, businesswoman, and contributing editor for Fitness magazine. Kathy is currently on Season 9 of DWTS.

Michael Irvin

@michaelirvin88

Michael Irvin is a former Dallas Cowboy and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. You can catch Micheal on Season 9 of “DWTS.”

Donny Osmond

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Donny Osmond and the other nine Osmond siblings studied karate under Chuck Norris. Wacth Donny on Season 9 of “DWTS.”

Mario Lopez

@MarioLopezExtra

Not only is Mario Lopez the host of “Extra,” he’s also a talented drummer — he played on the 80’s show “Kids Incorporated.” Mario was on Season 3 of “DWTS.”

Billy Ray Cyrus

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The godmother of his Billy's daughter Miley Cyrus is Dolly Parton! Billy was on Season 4 of “DWTS.”

Jennie Garth

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Jennie Garth's interests are horseback riding, gardening, housekeeping and caring for her children with husband Peter Facinelli, who plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen in “Twilight.” Jennie was on Season 5 of “DWTS.”

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is only the second boxer to have won major titles at five weights; Junior Light, Light, Light Welter, Welter and Light Middle. Floyd was on Season 5 of “DWTS.”

Warren Sapp

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In 2004, footballer Warren Sapp signed a 7-year, $36-million deal with the Oakland Raiders. Warren was on Season 7 of “DWTS.”

Toni Braxton

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Toni Braxton has 6 Grammys, including one for 1993’s Best New Artist. Toni was on Season 7 of “DWTS.”

Kim Kardashian

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Kim says, "I want to be a Bond girl and film a love scene with Daniel Craig after he’s rescued me." Kim was on Season 7 of “DWTS.”

Holly Madison

@hollymadison123

Holly hates exercise, and instead “counts her calories to stay in shape.” Holly was on Season 7 of “DWTS.”

Denise Richards

@DENISE_RICHARDS

Denise was named one of FHM magazine’s "100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2006. Denise was on Season 7 of “DWTS.”

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