Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: No. 5
No. 5: Lolo Jones Wins Silver in Her Bobsled Debut
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In the World Cup bobsled season-opener in Lake Placid, NY, two-time Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, along with her driver Jazmine Fenlator, took the silver in Jones’ bobsled debut. Recently making the transition from a summer to a winter sport, Jones’ training helps her push the sled off to a quick start and makes her a viable competitor to make the 2014 Sochi Olympic team. Jones’ USA Track & Field teammate Tianna Madison, who won gold in the women’s 4x100m relay at the London games, also made the move to bobsledding and picked up the bronze medal with driver Elana Meyers in her first bobsled race on the same day.
“By making the crossover to bobsled, Lolo Jones shows us not only how competitive she can be, but also what a great athlete she really is. Even though she didn’t medal in Beijing or London, she hasn’t given up. That spirit is sure to lift her teammates, and her presence is really great for the sport.”
- Nick Gismondi – Producer/Talent