Womens hurdler Lolo Jones is still mending a broken heart after taking 4th place in the 100m finals this week. But what stings worse than defeat, however, may be the way her own country has treated the track star.
On the front page, we reported on the disgusting messages from hateful Tweeters who insisted the 29-year-old virgin lost because she's never had sex. And in the media, the New York Times recently wrote a scathing article which called Jones the "Anna Kournikova of track," insisting her popularity was all image and not performance.
Appearing on NBC's Today Show this morning, Jones got emotional speaking about her experience:
“I think it was crazy just because it was two days before I competed, and then the fact that it was from a U.S. media [outlet],’’ Jones told NBC's Savannah Guthrie.
She said she had expected a U.S. media company to support American Olympians, and “instead they just ripped me to shreds.”
“And I just thought that was crazy because I work six days a week every day for four years for a 12-second race,” she said.
Jones went on to say, her voice breaking, that “the fact that they just tore me apart it was just heartbreaking.”