London 2012 Preview: Will Lolo Jones Finally Win Gold at the Olympics?

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistAugust 4, 2012

Hope and redemption.

Those are the watchwords for American hurdler Lolo Jones as she enters the 100-meter hurdles at the London 2012 Olympics, likely her final opportunity to win a gold medal on the sporting world's grandest stage.

At the age of 29, Lolo's successful track and field career is likely in its twilight, although the Olympic gold has remained elusive.

At the 2008 Beijing Games, Jones led the race with 20 meters to go, but clipped her foot on the ninth hurdle and finished an excruciating fourth.

So, the pressure is on Jones to redeem that lost opportunity and win the race she so desperately wants to capture.

Can she? Bleacher Report Contributor Ryan O'Leary is here with the preview.

 

Like this video? Watch more of Bleacher Report's London coverage:

Preview: Will Usain Bolt Defend His Title?

Exclusive Preview of Gymnastics Individual Events

Real Story Behind Michael Phelps' Best Event

Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte: Who Is the Better Swimmer?

Bleacher Report will be covering the 2012 London Olympics from every angle throughout the Olympiad, so stay tuned to BleacherReport.com and Bleacher Report's YouTube Channel for all of your coverage.

Related

    Linden Waited for Friend's Bathroom Break During Race

    Track and Field logo
    Track and Field

    Linden Waited for Friend's Bathroom Break During Race

    Rory Marsden
    via Bleacher Report

    Japan's Yuki Kawauchi Wins Men's Boston Marathon

    Track and Field logo
    Track and Field

    Japan's Yuki Kawauchi Wins Men's Boston Marathon

    Timothy Rapp
    via Bleacher Report

    Linden 1st American Woman to Win Boston Marathon Since '85

    Track and Field logo
    Track and Field

    Linden 1st American Woman to Win Boston Marathon Since '85

    Tyler Conway
    via Bleacher Report

    NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Results

    Track and Field logo
    Track and Field

    NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Results

    Alec Nathan
    via Bleacher Report