Lolo Jones makes the U.S. World Cup bobsled team

Lolo Jones has chance to qualify for 2014 Sochi Olympics with U.S. bobsled team.
Posted By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   Oct. 27, 2013 at 10:51 AM   |   0 comments

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Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Lolo Jones made the U.S. women's bobsled team for the World Cup, giving her the chance to participate in the 2014 Sochi, Russia, Winter Olympics.

Jones, a push athlete, and driver Jazmine Fenlator finished third Friday at the U.S. selection race in Park City, Utah, USA Today reported.

They were named to the U.S. team Saturday, along with drivers Elana Meyers and Jamie Greubel, and push athletes Emily Azevedo, Katie Eberling, Aja Evans, Kristi Koplin and Lauryn Williams.

"This is the fastest and most prepared group of athletes we've ever seen," U.S. Bobsled & Skeleton Federation CEO Darrin Steele said. "It was difficult to narrow the women's push field to six and it will be even more challenging to select the top three for the Olympic team in a few months. The hard work and dedication has paid off and I couldn't be more proud of all these athletes."

The United States is guaranteed at least one team at the Sochi Olympics and can qualify for up to three teams based on their World Cup results.

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