Well, that was easy.*
Just months after coming away empty-handed at the London Olympic Games, track star Lolo Jones has switched sports, and seasons, and come away with hardware. At the bobsled World Cup opener in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Friday, Jones and driver Jazmine Fenlator won a silver medal in the competition. Placing third by just 0.01 seconds? Driver Elana Meyers and Tianna Madison, who won gold in London in the 4x100m relay.
Track stars are welcome in the sport of bobsledding because of their ability to get up to top speed almost immediately. They can push the sled and then effectively hop in for the ride; as you can see from the video above, Jones' strong push gave the team a bit of breathing room through the run and still allowed them to take home the silver. (Gold went to Canada's team.)
"I'm kind of in shock," Jones said after the run. "We've been training with all the other Team USA members. It's been an inner battle within our own team. I think this is great that weRead More »from Lolo Jones takes silver medal in bobsled debut