Lolo Jones: Winter Olympics Bobsledder

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Brett Farmiloe

The Olympics represent someone going after a dream. In Sochi, Lolo Jones will go after hers as an American bobsledder.

Lolo Jones Winter Olympics Bobsledder

Here's a video Lolo Jones shot before the 2012 Summer Olympics. A lot of what she has to say relates to where she's at going in to the 2014 games. 

Lolo Jones will become the ninth American to compete in both the summer and winter Olympic Games. Lolo was one hurdle away from winning gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and then finished fourth at the London Games in 2012. Lolo turned to the bobsled in the fall of 2012, winning a World Cup medal in her first race and quickly announcing herself as a legit Sochi contender.

"Had I not hit a hurdle in Beijing I would not have tried to go to London to redeem myself," she wrote. "Had I not got fourth in London I would not have tried to find another way to accomplish the dream. Bobsled was my fresh start. Bobsled humbled me. Bobsled made me stronger. Bobsled made me hungry. Bobsled made me rely on faith. Bobsled gave me hope. I push a bobsled but bobsled pushed me to never give up on my dreams."

Lolo Jones Makes U.S. Bobsled Team
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