'Dancing With The Stars': Hope Solo's Hopes Are Dashed

Ricki Lake, Rob Kardashian and J.R. Martinez make it to the finals, with the soccer star falling short.

It was no surprise that the athlete was sent home on Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars."

Hope Solo -- whose partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, has been going head-to-head with the judges all season -- was the lowest scorer from Monday night, and the soccer star was sent packing.

"This competition is one of the toughest competitions I've ever been a part of," Hope said. "Instead of trying to win a mirror-ball trophy, I'm going to try to win a gold medal this summer at the Olympics."

Her partner then told her, "I'm sorry. I wish I could have done better for you. But it is what it is."

The night before, the Olympian had failed to channel her sexy the way the judges had been chiding her to do all season long. Her first-round performance was the paso doble, and the judges gave her a paltry 21/30, saying it was too aggressive. Her second dance was a tango, and they said she improved, but not by much. She earned 24/30.

The final three are now set for a good showdown next week. Former talk-show hostess Ricki Lake and her partner Derek Hough, war veteran J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff and reality-TV star Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke will all duke it out next week.

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