Lolo Jones got what she wanted by revealing that she was a virgin: attention. Now, she is receiving more attention for another reason.
After being relatively unknown, prior to her unprompted revelation, Lolo Jones instantly became the world’s famous female hurdler and was a favorite to win gold in the 100 meter hurdles after tripping over the final hurdle in Beijing. But she’ll have to wait until 2016, as she failed to medal today in the 100m hurdles final.
There will be no medal for Lolo Jones. She finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles on Tuesday.
Sally Pearson provided a rare bright spot for Australia at the London Games, earning the country’s fourth gold medal by edging defending champion Dawn Harper of the United States to win the event in an Olympics-record 12.35 seconds.
Under a steady rain, Pearson barely crossed the line ahead of Harper, who was clocked in 12.37. The United States also took the bronze, with Kellie Wells finishing in 12.48.
Jones, the favorite who fell at the ninth of 10 hurdles four years ago, was finished in 12.58.
It took several seconds for the scoreboard at Olympic Stadium to display the final results, with Pearson and Harper both staring and waiting. When Pearson’s named appeared first, she let out a yell, then dropped to her knees and fell on her back.