Lolo Jones will be headed to the Olympics again, though this time as a member of the US Bobsled team.
The track star was been selected as one of six women who will represent the US in bobsledding during the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi.
“I think it’s even more about redemption,’’ Jones told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Tuesday. “I learned so much from the moment I walked into that Olympic training center in Lake Placid and met the bobsledders. They embraced me at one of the lowest points of my life. I was just coming off the Summer Games, and I was pretty depressed, and they lifted me up and day by day they encouraged me to never give up on this Olympic dream.”
“They really did give me a fresh start,’’ she said about the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. “I know you can’t change the past, but knowing I hit a hurdle, got fourth place, I wouldn’t change it for the fact that I know that it led me here. It led me to meet a great group of female athletes, and we are truly united and bonded and ready to go to Sochi and dominate.”
Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers recruited Jones to the sport. Jones later convinced Lauryn Williams to give the sport a try. Both were selected as push athletes along with Aja Evans.