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Lolo Jones Wins Bobsled Gold

First medal in her new sport

Olympian Lolo Jones won a gold medal this weekend for the United States, but it wasn't on the track. Jones won in the combined bobsled-skeleton team event at the world championships in Switzerland on Sunday. This is her first gold in her new sport.

Jones served as brakewoman for Elana Meyers in the women's bobsled portion of the event. The competition combined the times of the two-man bobsled and men's and women's skeleton. The team edged Germany by 0.24 seconds. Noelle Pikus-Pace led the U.S. to victory in the women's skeleton with a 1.7-second gap over her closest competitor.

Jones adds this medal to her golds from the World Indoor Championships 60-meter hurdles in 2008 and 2010.

Read more about Lolo Jones' difficult career as a hurdler.

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