Lori “Lolo” Jones (born August 5, 1982) is an American track & 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 Championships in 2008 and 2010. [Click the screen below to see video.]
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Lolo was favored to win the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but tripped on the final 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 60m hurdles with a time of 7.72 seconds. Her starcrossed results during the Olympic Games are why we at JanetTV.com call her “this generation’s Mary Decker.”
Jones also competed 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 only ten American athletes who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games.
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