Lolo Jones’ bobsledding performance underwhelmed at the Winter Olympics in Sochi — earning just 11th place — and following the race Jones said that she was going to weigh her options before returning to the sport, according to the Washington Post.
“Bobsled is just such a tough, weird sport. For track and field, have to think about everything during the race,” Jones said. “There’s a part of this race where I just (rely) on faith and rely on my teammate…it’s exciting for sure. I had a blast.”
A polarizing multisport athlete, Jones faced faced criticism over her inclusion on the U.S. bobsled team when some athletes suggested her massive media presence contributed to her earning a spot on the team.
Jones’ racing partner, Jazmine Fenlator, didn’t seem to have any issue with her teammate, chanting “Pyeonchang,” home of the 2018 Winter Olympics, while Jones talked with the media.
Another teammate, Elana Meyers, issued a similar sentiment.
“I think she doesn’t get enough credit for how hard she works and how much she’s dedicated to performing for Team USA,” Meyers said, “because she truly is.”
Only Jones knows if she’ll return to the Winter Olympics at this point, but let’s hope that if she does, she remembers to use the brakes next time.
Photo via Getty Images/John MacDougall
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