Lolo Jones broke down on the ‘Today Show’ crying about the media portraying her as “all image more than accomplishment”.
That’s not the only thing that has been revealed this morning, US Hurdlers who actually won a medal, Dawn Harper and Kelli Wells, didn’t get the same publicity for winning and Jones did for losing. Wells and Harper, didn’t enjoy not having their story pushed for the American favorite, Lolo Jones.
I personally agree with Harper and Wells, why aren’t they being covered as much as Lolo Jones? Harper and Wells actually won second and third place, stood on the podium and received medals for their accomplishment. No other 4th place winner has been on TV, why Jones?
Frankly, I believe NBC used her for ratings and Jones used them for a platform. She’s upset at the media for placing her in a media image, when in fact she did so herself. Jones also added that she watched the media two days prior to the race, why would you even watch TV when your focus needs to be on your run? Not knocking her personal accomplishments she has back home in the states, but don’t manipulate the people, when you have yet to even congratulate the women who have won. The Olympics need to be about the winners, not sub stories on personal damage.
Harper and Wells need their shine just as well and even commend them for speaking out and saying that they need their story as well. I don’t think they are “salty” or jealous of Jones, I truly believe that they just want to be recognized.