Coming off a disappointing turn at the London Olympics, Lolo Jones has quickly gotten back on track -- but in a different sport.
The 30-year-old Jones, a two-time Summer Olympian as a hurdler, and her U.S. teammates won gold Sunday in the combined bobsled-skeleton team event at the world championships in Switzerland.
After the Olympics, in which Jones finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles, she had a much-publicized tryout with the U.S. bobsled team. And now Jones has aced her first test.
Jones' gold medal comes in an event that combines four disciplines: Women's and men's bobsled as well as women's and men's skeleton. Jones participated in women's bobsled, serving as the brakewoman for Elana Meyers.
While this is Jones' first bobsled gold medal, it is actually her third gold at the world championships. Jones finished in first in the 60 meter hurdles at the World Indoor Track & Field Championships in 2008 and 2010.
In case you were wondering, were Jones to qualify for the Winter Olympics she would not be the first athlete to compete in both the Summer and Winter games. Far from it, actually. At least eight Americans have pulled off the feat before.
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