Lolo Jones

2012 Summer Olympics: Lolo Jones Aims for Gold in London

The hurdler aims for gold in London after missing a medal in 2008.
<p> Lolo Jones aims for gold in the London Olympics.</p>

Long before she was trending on Twitter and spiking ratings for HBO, Lolo Jones was one hurdle away from achieving her lifelong dream of winning an Olympic gold medal. But Jones — who entered the 100-meter hurdles final in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as the fastest qualifier and prohibitive favorite — clipped the ninth of 10 hurdles and staggered across the finish line in a disastrous seventh place.