Lolo Jones says she's still planning to compete in hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Only now, a trip to the 2014 Sochi Games may come first.
The Des Moines native was one of 24 athletes selected to the U.S. bobsled team Thursday. The two-time Olympic hurdler was one of six women's push athletes selected, a group that also includes Olympic sprinting gold medalist Tianna Madison.
The team was announced in Lake Placid, New York where the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is based. Making the team this year gives Jones a strong chance at being considered for a spot on the team that will go to the Winter Olympics.
Jones, who turned 30 last summer, said being selected is "a breath of fresh air, cool, very cool, cold air."