Thursday, February 13, 2014

Olympic Babe - Lolo Jones - The Bob Sled Babe

Lolo Jones has found an interesting way to maximize her chances of winning medals at the Olympics, compete in both the summer and winter Olympics:
Lori "Lolo" Jones (born August 5, 1982) is an American track and field and bobsled athlete who 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. Jones is the American record holder in the 60 m hurdles with a time of 7.72.

Jones also competes 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. She is representing the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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