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LOLO JONES
Position: Push
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
DOB: 8/5/1982
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Current Residence: Prairieville, La.
High School: Theodore Roosevelt High School (Des Moines, Iowa) '00
College: Louisiana State University '05, Economics
ROAD TO SOCHI
Jones – a two-time Olympic hurdler – was recruited to lend her strength, speed and agility to the U.S. Women’s National Bobsled Team after the London 2012 Olympic Games. In her first two world cup seasons, she captured three world cup medals en route to her first Olympic Winter Games berth. She joins teammate Lauryn Williams as one of only 10 Americans in history to compete at both winter and summer editions of the Olympic Games.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013-14 Winterberg World Cup, silver
  • 2013-14 Park City World Cup II, silver
  • 2013-14 Königssee World Cup, 8th
  • 2013 World Championships, gold (team)
  • 2012-13 Lake Placid World Cup, silver
  • 2012-13 La Plagne World Cup, 8th
  • 2013 National Push Championships, 5th
  • 2012 National Push Championships, 7th
PERSONAL
Daughter of Lori and James Jones…Has one sister, Angie, and three brothers - Charles, James and Troy…Competed for Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in track & field…Is a two-time world champion in indoor track & field…Named the 2008 VISA Humanitarian Athlete of the Year…She is of French, African-American and Norwegian descent…Had spinal surgery in 2011…Hobbies include drawing, playing cello and reading.
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