Raisman, 18, served as Captain of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics squad that captured gold at the 2012 London Games. She also snagged an individual top prize for her "Hava Nagila" floor exercise routine, and told omg! during a February 28 interview that she feels "fit" entering the "DWTS" season 16 competition.
The Needham, Mass. native enters the season favored to win with 7/2 odds. Ranked second are country music star and "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler and Disney kid Zendaya Coleman, who both start the season with 5/1 odds of taking the Mirrorball trophy.
Bringing up the rear of the current 11-star lineup is comedian Andy Dick, whose odds of victory with pro and former troupe member Sharna Burgess rest at 33/1.
Raisman is the logical winning pick entering the season. She's paired up with a solid partner in Mark Ballas, who's already taken the trophy with Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson. His experience in drawing the emotion from typically emotionally lacking athletes should be invaluable. Additionally, her experience as an athlete will help her tremendously with the rigorous training required to win.
The remaining odds are as follows: Jacoby Jones, 13/2; Ingo Rademacher, 7/1; Victor Ortiz, 15/2; Dorothy Hamill, 9/1; D. L. Hughley, 10/1; Wynonna Judd, 15/1; and Lisa Vanderpump, 20/1.
Watch Aly Raisman and the rest of the new cast perform their debut routines on the March 18 premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" 2013.