Tearful Lolo Jones Crushed By Criticism
Tearful Lolo Jones Crushed By Criticism, Her voice cracking with emotion, the hurdler says she’s been “ripped to shreds.” Lolo Jones breaks down in tears during ‘Today’ interview, Lolo Jones finished fourth in her race on Tuesday. Though the U.S. won silver and bronze in the 100m hurdles, the “Today” show chose to bring Jones on the set Wednesday morning.
After saying she was “crushed” by the result of the final, she broke down in tears during the interview when asked about “all she’s been dealing with,” including an unflattering write-up about Jones in the New York Times.
“I think it was crazy just because it was two days before I competed, and then the fact that it was from a U.S. media,” Jones told Savannah Guthrie before fighting back tears. “They should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes and instead they just ripped me to shreds. I just thought that that was crazy because I worked six days a week, every day, for four years for a 12-second race and the fact that they just tore me apart, which is heartbreaking.
“They didn’t even do their research, calling me the Anna Kournikova of track. I have the American record. I am the American record holder indoors, I have two world indoor titles. Just because I don’t boast about these things, I don’t think I should be ripped apart by media. I laid it out there, fought hard for my country and it’s just a shame that I have to deal with so much backlash when I’m already so brokenhearted as it is.”