YBF Olympians To Keep An Eye On: Lolo Jones, Jazmine Fenlator, Lauryn Williams & Aja Evans Of USA’s Women’s Bobsled Team
There are more YBF Olympians to watch during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Meet Lolo Jones, Jazmine Fenlator, Lauryn Williams & Aja Evans from the US Women’s Bobsled team.
We’ve been introducing you to YBF Olympians representing the US and beyond at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Now meet Lolo Jones (far left) (who just competed in track & field in the Summer Olympics), Jazmine Fenlator (far right), Lauryn Williams (second from left) & Aja Evans (third from left) from the US Women’s Bobsled team. Here’s a few tidbits about these fab chicks.
* Lolo has an extensive resume in track and field, winning consecutive indoor national and world championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
* Her birth name is Lori and in the 60-meter hurdles, she set a record of 7.72 seconds (holding the American record).
*On her sporting philosophy: “I am inspired by failure. The process of defeat, picking yourself back up again, is the hardest thing in the world.”
*She catches mad hate from others both in and outside of her sport due to her "celeb" status, but she always has a comeback to say…often which gets her in even more trouble.
Jazmine Fenlator –
* On how her accomplishments might inspire others: " My first thought was a flashback to ‘Cool Runnings.’ My next thought was remembering how Vonetta Flowers became the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in a winter sport in the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, and it was in bobsled. I wanted to show disadvantaged kids that it’s not where you come from, it’s where you end up.”
* Her family nearly lost their home in 2011 because of Hurriance Irene.
Lauryn Williams –
* Lauryn began her athletic career in track and field. She competed in the 2004 summer Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and the 2012 London Olympics winning a gold in 2012 for the 4×100 relay and silver in the 100-meter dash in 2004.
Aja Evans –
* Aja comes from a family of famed athletes. Her brother Fred played defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings; her uncle Gary Matthews Sr. had a 15-year MLB career and later coached the Chicago Cubs; her cousin Gary Matthews Jr. was an MLB outfielder for 12 seasons.e’s absolutely gorgeous.
*She’s absolutely gorgeous.
*Her fave artist and actor are Beyonce & Idris Elba–because of his accent.
*When asked about her fave food, she couldn’t pick just one: "My all-time favorite meal is my Mom’s Thanksgiving dinner! Everything from the Cajun turkey, Sweet potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, Greens, Shrimp salad, Cranberry Sauce, Honey Glazed ham, Sweet potato pie, Carmel cake. This list goes on, and on."
Whew. Kill it ladies!
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