Lori Lolo Jones is Olympics-bound! Des Moines Iowa’s Lolo Jones secured her second straight spot on the U.S. Olympics team, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon Saturday, when she finished third in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final with a time of 12.86 seconds.
The last time Jones – who made headlines for recently saying that it was hard to avoid sex before marriage and remain a virgin – went to the Olympics, she had what some call a meltdown, when she ran over the second-to-last hurdle at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
This time, Jones said she fought through the fear and doubt that surfaced after the 2008 Olympics mishap and surgery and two hamstring injuries last year, and “had my sports psychologist on speed dial one, my pastor on speed dial two and my mom on speed dial three. It was crazy.”
Here’s the press conference:
In closing, read about Lolo Jones’s hard rise to the top in brief here.