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Lolo Jones - Highlights ● HD
Lolo Jones - Highlights ● HD
Published: 2014/10/26
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Lolo Jones wins 100m - Warszawa 09 13 2015
Lolo Jones wins 100m - Warszawa 09 13 2015
Published: 2015/10/16
Channel: RSVid
Lolo Jones on Rio Olympics, comeback and critics
Lolo Jones on Rio Olympics, comeback and critics
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: CBS This Morning
Lolo Jones Talks Virginity: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (March 2013)
Lolo Jones Talks Virginity: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (March 2013)
Published: 2013/03/19
Channel: HBOBoxing
The Fall of Lolo Jones Part 1
The Fall of Lolo Jones Part 1
Published: 2013/09/09
Channel: BlackTruthForever
Lolo Jones Training
Lolo Jones Training
Published: 2011/12/20
Channel: ASICS America
Whose Line - Living Scenery: Lolo Jones [60 fps]
Whose Line - Living Scenery: Lolo Jones [60 fps]
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: StilesSays
Athletics - Women
Athletics - Women's 100M Hurdles - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games
Published: 2008/08/20
Channel: athleticsgymnastics
Raising an Olympian   LOLO JONES
Raising an Olympian LOLO JONES
Published: 2015/02/26
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Pete Meets Olympic Bobsledder Lolo Jones
Pete Meets Olympic Bobsledder Lolo Jones
Published: 2013/11/26
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Lifting Heavy and Staying Fit With Track Star Lolo Jones
Lifting Heavy and Staying Fit With Track Star Lolo Jones
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Red Bull
Lolo Jones:
Lolo Jones: 'I'm a tough chick'
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: CNN
Breakfast with ASICS Athlete, Lolo Jones
Breakfast with ASICS Athlete, Lolo Jones
Published: 2011/12/14
Channel: ASICS America
Lolo Jones Vine Compilation
Lolo Jones Vine Compilation
Published: 2017/01/17
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Whose Line - Duet: Lolo Jones
Whose Line - Duet: Lolo Jones
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: StilesSays
A Day in the Life: Lolo Jones
A Day in the Life: Lolo Jones
Published: 2012/06/09
Channel: BPTeamUSA
POV: A Day as Lolo Jones
POV: A Day as Lolo Jones
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Run 30
Lolo Jones Says She’s More Of A Bobsledder Than A Hurdler
Lolo Jones Says She’s More Of A Bobsledder Than A Hurdler
Published: 2017/11/06
Channel: ThePostGame
Lolo Jones Gets Her Shot at Redemption: Road to London
Lolo Jones Gets Her Shot at Redemption: Road to London
Published: 2012/08/27
Channel: Team USA
Why Lolo Jones Can
Why Lolo Jones Can't Find A Date | SI NOW | Sports Illustrated
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: Sports Illustrated
LOLO JONES SNAPCHAT WHEN U ARE 35 AND SINGLE HAPPY BIRTHDAY #LOLOJONES
LOLO JONES SNAPCHAT WHEN U ARE 35 AND SINGLE HAPPY BIRTHDAY #LOLOJONES
Published: 2017/08/06
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Lolo Jones Says Virginity Makes it Difficult to Keep Relationships, Admits Trouble Keeping Boyfriend
Lolo Jones Says Virginity Makes it Difficult to Keep Relationships, Admits Trouble Keeping Boyfriend
Published: 2012/05/24
Channel: ABC News
Olympics
Olympics '08: First Person With Lolo Jones
Published: 2008/08/20
Channel: Associated Press
Inside Lolo Jones
Inside Lolo Jones' Olympic Workout
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: Fox Business
Track and Field Star Lolo Jones Flexes Her Trivia Skills | Last Set
Track and Field Star Lolo Jones Flexes Her Trivia Skills | Last Set
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: Red Bull
Lolo Jones wins 100m hurdles - Warszawa 09 13 2015
Lolo Jones wins 100m hurdles - Warszawa 09 13 2015
Published: 2015/10/16
Channel: RSVid
Lolo Jones life and hard times growing up
Lolo Jones life and hard times growing up
Published: 2012/06/25
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Darkies Hating On Half Breed Olympic Teammate Lolo Jones
Darkies Hating On Half Breed Olympic Teammate Lolo Jones
Published: 2012/08/09
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Anatomy of Lolo Jones
Anatomy of Lolo Jones
Published: 2012/06/28
Channel: FOX Sports
Whose Line - Dubbing: Lolo Jones
Whose Line - Dubbing: Lolo Jones
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: StilesSays
FOX Focus: Lolo Jones
FOX Focus: Lolo Jones
Published: 2014/01/15
Channel: FOX Sports
Lolo Jones Freaks Out in an Aerobatic Plane
Lolo Jones Freaks Out in an Aerobatic Plane
Published: 2015/09/21
Channel: Red Bull
Lolo Jones 50M Hurdles Win At Madison Square Garden
Lolo Jones 50M Hurdles Win At Madison Square Garden
Published: 2012/01/31
Channel: ASICS America
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Episode #182 - Lolo Jones - Olympic Sacrifices
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Episode #182 - Lolo Jones - Olympic Sacrifices
Published: 2012/05/22
Channel: HBOBoxing
Lolo Jones
Lolo Jones
Published: 2017/03/12
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Lolo Jones Hot Compilation | American Track and Field | Lolo Jones Kissing
Lolo Jones Hot Compilation | American Track and Field | Lolo Jones Kissing
Published: 2016/03/27
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Lolo Jones eats over 9,000 calories a day for bobsled career
Lolo Jones eats over 9,000 calories a day for bobsled career
Published: 2013/10/01
Channel: FOX Sports
Whose Line: Uncensored and Uncut - Lolo Jones
Whose Line: Uncensored and Uncut - Lolo Jones
Published: 2016/07/14
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Road to the London Olympic Games: Lolo Jones
Road to the London Olympic Games: Lolo Jones
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: Wendy Williams
Track Star Lolo Jones A 29-Year-Old Virgin! Harder Than Training For The Olympics
Track Star Lolo Jones A 29-Year-Old Virgin! Harder Than Training For The Olympics
Published: 2012/05/26
Channel: Boowie Vuitton
Lolo Jones scores silver in first Bobsled race - Universal Sports
Lolo Jones scores silver in first Bobsled race - Universal Sports
Published: 2012/11/09
Channel: Universal Sports Network
Lolo Jones wins in Monaco - from Universal Sports
Lolo Jones wins in Monaco - from Universal Sports
Published: 2010/07/22
Channel: sportsnetwork
2008 Weltklasse Zürich Women
2008 Weltklasse Zürich Women's 100m Hurdles - LoLo Jones
Published: 2008/08/31
Channel: ntujavelin
ESPN Films - SEC Storied - Lolo Jones
ESPN Films - SEC Storied - Lolo Jones
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: ESPN Shows
Lolo Jones on her Christian faith at the Adidas Grand Prix
Lolo Jones on her Christian faith at the Adidas Grand Prix
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: RazzandJazzSports
Lolo Jones Reminds Drake That She’s Single on Twitter After Serena’s Big Loss
Lolo Jones Reminds Drake That She’s Single on Twitter After Serena’s Big Loss
Published: 2015/09/12
Channel: Complex News
Lolo Jones The Tragic Mullatto prologue
Lolo Jones The Tragic Mullatto prologue
Published: 2012/08/18
Channel: BlackTruthForever
Athletics W
Athletics W'100mH(Lolo Jones) ゴールデン陸上2013-505
Published: 2013/05/07
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Behind the Scenes With Lolo Jones
Behind the Scenes With Lolo Jones
Published: 2011/05/20
Channel: ExperienceLifeMag
Lolo Jones Legs
Lolo Jones Legs 'n Lunges Challenge | Invade London
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Lolo Jones
Lolo Jones 2010-06-04 Bislett Games.jpg
Jones at the 2010 Bislett Games
Personal information
Birth name Lori Susan Jones[1]
Nationality American
Born (1982-08-05) August 5, 1982 (age 35)
Des Moines, Iowa[2]
Residence Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[3]
Weight 133 lb (60 kg)–160 lb (73 kg)[4][nb 1]
Sport
Sport Track & field, bobsledding
Event(s) 100 m hurdles
College team LSU
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 m
11.24 (Stuttgart 2006)
100 m hurdles

12.43 (2008 Olympic Games)

Lori Susan "Lolo" Jones[2][5] (born August 5, 1982) is an American hurdler and bobsledder who specializes in the 60 meter and 100 meter hurdles. She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at Louisiana State University. She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008, and 2009 in the 60 meter hurdles, with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010.

She was favored to win the 100 meter 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 meter hurdles with a time of 7.72.[6]

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 represented the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics, making her one of the few athletes who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games.[7][8]

Early years and high school track and field career[edit]

Jones was born on August 5, 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended eight schools in eight years while her single mother, Lori, often held down two jobs to support her family of six. Jones' father spent most of her childhood in the Air Force and later in state prison. When Jones was in third grade, her family settled in the basement of a Des Moines Salvation Army church. During the summer when day camps were offered at the church, Jones would wake up early to avoid being teased by other kids if they found out she was living in the basement.[9]

When her family was about to make another move, to Forest City, Iowa, Jones told her mother, "Mom, I can't go to a city that doesn't have a track. I'm trying to pursue my dream."[9] Jones and her family parted ways, and her mentor, Coach Ferguson, arranged for her to live with four different families during her enrollment at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines.[10] One of those who took Jones in was Janis Caldwell, who had seen Jones compete at Roosevelt.[11] Jones stayed with the Caldwells after her senior year at Roosevelt, while she attended college, trained and worked part-time at the Iowa Bakery Cafe, a local coffee shop.

During her junior and senior years, she lived with the family of medical writing consultant Marilyn K. Hauk and her then-husband, former Des Moines Register assistant managing editor Randy Essex. Hauk and Essex already knew Jones through the Des Moines Area Youth Track Club. Knowing that she showed such tremendous promise, they asked Des Moines youth coach Phil Ferguson if they could help. They became part of a community that nurtured her, which included teachers at Roosevelt High School who made sure that she put together the right classes to be ready for college, an orthodontist who reduced the cost of her braces and an attorney who handled paperwork pro bono to assure she was covered by health insurance. Jean and Kim Walker and later Janis Caldwell also welcomed her into their homes. Jones went on to receive college degrees in economics and Spanish.[12][13]

At Roosevelt, she excelled in the classroom, keeping her grades up and playing the cello in the school orchestra.[11] She was named Gatorade Midwest Athlete of the Year and set a record at the Iowa state track meet with a mark of 13.40 seconds for the 100-meter hurdles.

Collegiate track and field career[edit]

Jones originally intended to enroll at Iowa State University through its Upward Bound/Science Bound program. Instead, she followed the lead of elite hurdler Kim Carson, who was her role model and Caldwell's goddaughter. Carson was an All-American and national champion at Louisiana State University. Like Carson, Jones competed on LSU's track team.

In 2002, she was runner-up in both 100-meter hurdles and 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In 2003, Jones won the 60-meter Hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships. She was later part of the winning 4x100-meter team at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships. In the 2004 indoor campaign, she finished second at the NCAA Championships in both the 60-meter hurdles and 60-meter dash. In her 2004 outdoor season, she won the 100-meter hurdles title at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships, the SEC Championships, and the Penn Relays. At the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships, she won another national title as a member of the winning 4x100-meter team. Her career at LSU saw her finish as an 11-time All-American and a 6-time SEC champion, and she is ranked among the top-three women for all-time in both the 60-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles.

After failing to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, Jones found herself contemplating her future. When Jones told Shaver she wanted to retire from track, he replied, "I'll see you at practice tomorrow."[11] Despite any second thoughts, Jones' heart led her back to running. Jones' financial situation also was still a concern, forcing her to choose between focusing on track and not earning a steady paycheck, or using her economics degree to get a regular job. To save money, Jones would leave the air conditioner off, which meant suffering through the hot Louisiana summer days. She also held several different part-time jobs after college, including working at Home Depot, waiting tables, and a personal trainer at a gym.[9]

Professional track and field career[edit]

2004–2008: Early professional career[edit]

After a disappointing finish at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Outdoor Trials, Jones finished second in her first professional meet at Stuttgart. She had a stellar 2006 campaign, which saw her win at Heusden-Zolder in July, running a personal best time of 12.56. At the 2006 World Athletics Final, she finished sixth in the 100 m hurdles and fifth in the 100 m. She also did well on the European circuit, winning a meet in Ostrava. She finished the 2006 season ranked fourth in the U.S. and seventh in the world by Track & Field News.

Jones won her first national championship in 2007, winning the 60 m hurdles at the USA Indoor Championships with a time of 7.88 seconds. In the European winter circuit, Jones won two meets and finished second in two others in the 60 m hurdles. In April, she won the 100 m hurdles at the Drake Relays. At the 2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Jones finished third in the 100 m hurdles, thereby earning a spot on the U.S. Team at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan, where she finished 6th. On the summer track circuit, Jones won meets at Rethimno and Heusden along with second-place finishes at Doha, Sheffield, and Monaco.

Jones at the 2008 Bislett Games

2008–09: Major championship frustration[edit]

Jones started the 2008 season with hopes of making the 2008 Summer Olympics. She began the indoor campaign with second-place finishes in Glasgow, Gothenburg, and Stuttgart in the 60 m hurdles. She then picked up a win in Düsseldorf, setting a meet-record in the process. In Karlsruhe, Jones ran a personal best time of 7.77 seconds and finished second to Susanna Kallur, who broke the world record with a time of 7.68 seconds. Jones' time was the second-fastest ever by an American. She was named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week on February 12 for her performance in Karlsruhe. At the 2008 USA Indoor Championships, Jones won her second straight national championship with a time of 7.88 seconds and also won the Visa Championship Series title for the 2008 indoor season. At the World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain, Jones won the 60 m hurdles with a time of 7.80 for her first world championship.

Jones opened the 2008 outdoor season with a first-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold meet in Baton Rouge, setting a stadium record in the process.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Jones was favored to win the 100 meter hurdles. In the final, she was pulling away from the pack when she clipped the 9th hurdle (of 10) and stumbled, breaking stride to drop her back to a 7th-place finish. Teammate Dawn Harper surged through to win gold. Jones was seen pounding the ground close to tears, trying to comprehend what had happened. "You hit a hurdle about twice a year where it affects your race. It's just a shame that it happened on the biggest race of my life."[14] Jones was later seen crying to herself in a hallway, mouthing, "why, why, why?"

According to SEC-sponsored, ESPN Films' documentary, "Lolo" [15] about Jones' life (and her personal telling of the story during it), the "clipping" of the ninth hurdle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was attributed to a spinal problem. The doctor who treated her said that the problem was so bad that he would examine her feet and ask which toe of which foot he was touching and she told him that she couldn't feel anything. The doctor said that the problem was that, since she couldn't feel her feet, her brain wasn't able to process where they were, leading to the "clipping" in the medal race in Beijing. Also according to the documentary, the doctor operated on Jones to repair the problem and the operation was a success.[15]

Jones began the 2009 indoor season in Europe, scoring victories in the 60 m hurdles with world-leading times of 7.82 seconds in Karlsruhe and Birmingham.[16] She returned to the States and won the national indoor title in the 60 m hurdles. A hamstring injury at her hometown meet, the Drake Relays, caused her to miss a month's worth of training but she returned in time for the outdoor national championships.[17] She did not repeat her indoor success, however, as her arms collided with Michelle Perry in the semi-finals and fell, missing out on the opportunity to compete at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.[18] Vowing to salvage her season, she returned to Europe to compete on the major World Athletics Tour meets, but she only finished seventh and eighth in Oslo and Lausanne.[19] She returned to form in Rethymno, beating Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and Damu Cherry with a world-leading time of 12.47 seconds.[20]

She faced strong competition on the European circuit: Jones took third at the London Grand Prix behind Sally McLellan and Perdita Felicien,[21] and a run of 12.61 seconds was only enough for third again at Herculis.[22] She ran her second fastest time of the season (12.51) at the DN Galan meeting, but she was beaten to the line by Lopes-Schliep.[23] She re-injured her hamstring at Weltklasse Zürich, ruling her out for the rest of the season. Having missed the major championships and suffered injuries, the 2009 season was largely disappointing for Jones, although she took solace from having run the second fastest time that season.[24]

2010 and 2011 seasons[edit]

Jones defended her 60m hurdles Indoor World Title in Doha after finishing with a time of 7.72, a new American record. Due to there being no major championships for Americans, Jones then traveled to Europe and competed in mainly Diamond League events. After wins in Doha, Oslo, New York, Gateshead, and Monaco, going into the last Diamond League race, Jones was tied at the top of the standings with Canadian Priscilla Lopes-Schliep. Lopes-Schliep won the final race which left Jones second in the overall standings.

Jones made her 2011 race debut at Aviva International Match, Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. Jones finished the race in fourth with a time of 8.27 after hitting the third hurdle. A close third-place finish followed in Stuggart, with Jones finishing in 7.94 behind Carolin Nytra (7.92) and Christina Vukicevic (7.93). Injury and illness forced Jones to miss the rest of the indoor season.

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

On June 23, 2012, Jones placed third in the 100m hurdles at the U.S. Olympics trials, qualifying her for a spot on the 2012 Summer Olympics team.[25]

At the London Olympics on August 6, Jones won her heat in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 12.68s. On August 7, she placed third in the semifinals of the 100 meter hurdles, gaining progression to the finals. In the finals later that day Jones finished fourth with a time of 12.58s.[26]

2013[edit]

In May 2013, Jones earned her first win of the 2013 season at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo. She clocked 12.92 seconds in the race – well behind her Drake time of 12.79 and Queen Harrison’s 2013 world leading time of 12.71 due to the headwind – to hold off Wells, who was still fast enough to finish with silver in 13.07 seconds.[27]

2015[edit]

At the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Jones advanced to the finals. She qualified for the NACAC Championships in Costa Rica.[28] Jones won the NACAC Championships Women 100 M Hurdles in 12.63 {4.1 wind}.[29]

Bobsledding[edit]

Jones was introduced to bobsledding by Elana Meyers. After a disappointing 2008 Olympics campaign where she failed to medal, she took up the sport and gained weight.[citation needed] In October 2012, Jones was named to the U.S. national bobsled team.[30] Jones was one of three track and field Olympians (along with Tianna Madison and Hyleas Fountain) invited to the U.S. women's bobsled push championship by coach Todd Hays. Jones and Madison made the bobsled team, giving them a chance to earn a spot on the bobsled World Cup circuit.[31] On November 9, 2012, Jones and teammate Jazmine Fenlator placed second in Jones' first career World Cup bobsledding competition.[32][33]

2014 Winter Olympics[edit]

On January 27, 2013, Jones won gold in the team event with the U.S. at the FIBT World Championships in St. Moritz. She was selected for the U.S. bobsled team competing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on January 19, 2014, as the brakewoman for the USA Team-3 sled.[7]

On February 19, 2014, the team placed eleventh, 3.36 seconds behind the gold-medal-winning Canadian team.

Personal life[edit]

Lolo was named Lori at birth, after her mother, but said she started going by "Lolo" in order to differentiate the two on the telephone. Her mother claims that "Lolo" is what she called her daughter from birth.[2]

A 2005 graduate of Louisiana State University, Jones currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is sponsored by Asics and Red Bull. She is of Native American, African, French, and Norwegian descent.[2] She is a devout Christian, and often prays before competitions, and talks about her faith on Twitter.[34]

In a 2012 segment on HBO's Real Sports, Jones revealed that she is a virgin, dates online, and struggles to maintain her virginity.[35] She said:

"If there's virgins out there, I'm going to let them know, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life—harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage."[36][37]

Charitable contributions to Iowa[edit]

While visiting Des Moines for the Drake Relays, she made a surprise visit to her alma mater, Roosevelt High School, to deliver a pair of new Asics running shoes for each member of the school's track team. She also delivered a US$3,000 check to buy indoor practice hurdles and for improvements to repair the school's track surface.[38]

In July 2008, while back in Des Moines for a send-off ceremony before the 2008 Summer Olympics, Jones donated the US$4,000 prize from winning the 100-meter hurdles at the Olympic trials to Renee Trout, a single mother from Cedar Rapids, Iowa who was hit by the Iowa flood of 2008. Asics and Oakley each matched Jones' $4,000 prize, bringing the total donation to $12,000.[39] After the sendoff ceremony, Jones flew with Trout to Cedar Rapids aboard a private jet provided by the Iowa Farm Bureau to tour the neighborhoods affected by the flood, including Trout's.[40]

In popular culture[edit]

In October 2009, Jones posed semi-nude for The Body Issue of ESPN the Magazine. In 2012, she appeared on the cover of Outside magazine wearing a bathing suit made of strategically placed ribbon.[41]

Jones appeared as a guest on the June 25, 2012 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[42]

On August 19, 2013, Jones was announced as a cast member in the 2014 remake of the Left Behind movie series. She portrayed an airport gate attendant.[43]

On September 4, 2014, Jones was announced as one of the celebrities competing on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars. She paired with professional dancer Keoikantse Motsepe.[44] On September 16, Jones was the first celebrity eliminated.

In May of 2017, Jones joined the cast of MTV's special mini-series The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros. She was eliminated in episode 6, raising $1,000 for her charity Hurdles of Hope.

Lolo Jones is the most followed U.S. track and field athlete on Twitter.[45][46]

Criticism[edit]

On August 4, 2012, Jones was heavily criticized by Jeré Longman of The New York Times: "This [media attention paid to her] was based not on achievement but on her exotic beauty and on a sad and cynical marketing campaign."[47] Janice Forsyth, director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Western Ontario, compared her to tennis' Anna Kournikova,[47] who had never won a WTA Tour singles tournament but became well-known after appearing in numerous photo shoots and product advertisements. Jones rejected these criticisms, saying that her critics should be supporting the U.S. Olympic athletes, whereas instead they just "ripped me to shreds." Jones also stated that The New York Times did not do its research properly, since, unlike Kournikova, she had won several major races, including two world indoor titles and holding the indoor American record.[48]

During the 2012 Summer Olympics, Jones was the subject of an NBC Olympics interview which featured fellow hurdlers Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells. The interview attracted attention and was seen by some as being a belittling of Jones due to the media's disproportionate focus of attention on Jones, who lost said race, vs. its [the American media's] virtual ignoring of the race's American medal winners—Harper and Wells.[citation needed]

The selection of Jones to the U.S. 2014 Winter Olympics bobsled team was criticized by some American bobsledders as happening due to her fame.[49][50] Curt Tomasevicz said, "It's hard for me to name one or two athletes that would completely agree with that decision."[49] Emily Azevedo, who was competing with Katie Eberling and Jones for a spot on the team, said: "I should have been working harder on gaining Twitter followers than gaining muscle mass."[49] Neither Eberling or Azevedo blamed Jones for her selection.[49] United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation CEO Darrin Steele defended the selection: "I haven't heard anyone making the argument about Lolo not being a better athlete right now, a better brakeman for the team. I don't think I've come across that one time. I've heard a lot about history and all that's nice. But who's going to provide the best results for the U.S. team in Sochi? That's the bottom line. And I'll have that debate with anyone who wants to have it.".[50] The team, ended up in 11th place. Bobsledder Elana Meyers also defended the selection of Jones.[51][52]

Achievements[edit]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
55 meters hurdles 7.57 Gainesville, Florida, United States March 2, 2003
60 meters hurdles 7.72 Doha, Qatar March 13, 2010
100 meters hurdles 12.43 Beijing, China August 18, 2008
60 meters 7.29 Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S. March 14, 2003
100 meters 11.24 Stuttgart, Germany September 10, 2006
  • All information from IAAF Profile[53]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2004 NACAC U-23 Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 1st 100 m hurdles 13.05 (wind: +0.0 m/s)
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 43.63
2006 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 100 m dash 11.24 (wind: -0.2 m/s)
6th 100 m hurdles 12.76 (wind: +0.6 m/s)
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th 100 m hurdles 12.62 (wind: -0.1 m/s)
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 60 m hurdles 7.80
Olympic Games Beijing, China 7th 100 m hurdles 12.72 (wind: +0.1 m/s)
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.56 (wind: +0.3 m/s)
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 60 m hurdles 7.72
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 4th 100 m hurdles 12.58 (wind: -0.2 m/s)
2015 NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 100 m hurdles 12.63 w (wind: +4.1 m/s)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jones weighs 133 pounds when competing in hurdles and 160 pounds when competing in bobsled.

References[edit]

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