Lolo Jones pick causes some controversy for U.S. bobsled

Was Lolo Jones deserving of her spot on the Olympic bobsled team?

Jones earned the third and final brakeman spot, ahead of former Olympian Emily Azevedo, who helped push Bremerton’s Bree Schaaf to fifth at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and Katie Eberling.

Jones was an Olympic hurdler who transitioned to bobsled a year ago.

“I should have been working harder on gaining Twitter followers than gaining muscle mass,” said Azevedo in a USA Today story. 

Azevedo and Eberling didn’t blame Jones, but questioned the selection process.

Schaaf, like Azevedo, is basically an alternate for Sochi in the event someone is injured between now and then. Schaaf will be there regardless as she will be working as a skeleton analysis for NBC.


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