Lori Susan “Lolo” Jones (born August 5, 1982) is an American hurdler and bobsledder who specializes in the 60 meter and 100 meter hurdles.
She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at Louisiana State University.
She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008, and 2009 in the 60 meter hurdles, with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010.
She was favored to win the 100 meter hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but tripped on the penultimate hurdle, finishing in seventh place.
She went on to win gold at the 2008 World Athletics Final, beating the newly-crowned Olympic champion Dawn Harper with a time of 12.56.
Jones is the American record holder in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 7.72.
Jones also competes as a brakewoman on the U.S. national bobsled team.
She won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships.
She represented the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics, making her one of the few athletes who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games.
At the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Jones advanced to the finals.
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