Meet Lolo Jones Of The US Bobsled Team
She might be considered a recent failure, but this track star/bobsledder still brings notoriety to the Olympic sport in Sochi.
Lolo Jones and teammate Jazmine Fenlator entered the third and fourth runs of the women’s bobsled competition and came in at 11th place at the 2014 Winter Olympics, which means no medals this year.
Canada took home gold, while the American teams of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams and Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans won silver and bronze, respectively.
WikiFacts on Lolo: In track, she specializes in the 60 and 100 meter hurdles. She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at LSU. She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the 60 m hurdles, with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010.
She was favored to win the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but tripped on the penultimate hurdle, finishing in seventh place. She went on to win silver at the 2008 World Athletics Final.
As a brakewoman on the U.S. national bobsled team, she won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships.
-Lee Callahan, Jack FM