Chef beats out Olympian on 'Dancing'

Rocco DiSpirito ekes out another episode on technicality

Rocco DiSpirito will serve seconds on “Dancing With the Stars.”

The chef came in last place on the ABC dancing competition, but he wasn’t dismissed because injured contestant Misty May-Treanor dropped out of the competition Monday. The two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist had surgery Tuesday to repair her left Achilles’ tendon that was torn while rehearsing for a jive routine on the show’s ballroom set Friday.

“I think Misty had the potential to get all the way through to the final,” said judge Len Goodman.

The other celebrities remaining in the competition: model-actress Brooke Burke; former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Warren Sapp; singers Lance Bass and Toni Braxton; Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene; actresses Cloris Leachman and Susan Lucci and actor Cody Linley.