Olympic Track Star Lolo Jones Makes U.S. Bobsled Team 3 Weeks After Trying Out

An announcement was made on Oct 22, that two-time Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones has made this season’s U.S. bobsled team, just three weeks after trying out for the first time.

“This is a breath of fresh air – cool, very cool, cold air,” Jones said.

Jones, who managed only a fourth-place finish at the London Games and was even criticized by her own track teammates last summer, is tryng to avoid the spotlight as she arrived in Lake Placid.

After asking her new bobsled teammates if they were comfortable having her around, the answer was an enthusiastic yes.

“I didn’t have a lot of time to get to know Lolo through the media,” U.S. women’s bobsled coach Todd Hays said. “These three weeks, I’ve gotten to know her as an athlete. And she surprised me every day with how dedicated she is. The one word I keep coming back to is, she’s such a competitor. She cannot accept not being good at something. She gets up earlier than everybody else, goes to bed later, constantly trying to get better.”

Other women in the push-athlete mix are 2010 Olympian Emily Azevedo, world championship medalist Katie Eberling, Lake Placid start-record-holder Aja Evans and former Cal track athlete Cherrelle Garrett.

Source: Huffington Post

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