Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Dec 03 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

While these athletes have excelled in their respective sports, they've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows.

acting athletes - Katarina Witt
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German figure skater Katarina Witt won two Olympic gold medals in her career. She would go on to win an Emmy for her role in the 1989 TV movie "Carmen on Ice." She also played herself in "Jerry Maguire" and had a small role as a figure skater in 1998's "Ronin."

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