Lolo Jones Named to U.S. Bobsled Team

Gold medal runner Tianna Madison also selected

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After three weeks of training and tryouts, Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones has been named to the U.S. bobsled team. She joins fellow summer Olympian Tianna Madison—a gold medalist in the 4x100m relay in London—and four others as push-athletes on the team. ''It was definitely a thrill,'' Jones said. ''This is definitely the first time I've made a team and I haven't had to cross the finish line and look at the scoreboard.'' Only three of the six push-athletes will compete in each World Cup competition, the first of which takes place on November 9 in Lake Placid, New York. Coaches are expected to name the competitors for the first event next week.

Via Associated Press

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