Former Olympic Bobsledder Calls Out Lolo Jones on Twitter
On the heels of Lolo Jones' disappointing performance in the two-woman bobsled in Sochi, she's been taking her share of flak from fellow bobsledders. This time Chuck Berkeley, who competed at the Vancouver Olympics but failed to make the Olympic cut for Sochi, took a shot at Jones.
Absolutely no doubt that @KatieEberling would have done better for USA3. Hope the marketing dollars were worth it. #merit#Olympics2014
— Chuck Berkeley (@ChuckBerkeley) February 18, 2014
Katie Eberling was one of the Olympic hopefuls who failed to make the team despite having spent more time in the sport than Jones, who took it up after she came in 4th in the 100m hurdles at the London Olympics.
Eberling spoke about being passed over for her more famous teammate to USA Today after the teams were announced.
"I feel this year there was a certain agenda," Eberling said. "It's no fault of my teammates. There's been a lot of inconsistencies and that makes you wonder what's going on. It's not right. I know [Jones] didn't pick herself, I know she's not the one to blame"
While Jones and driver Jazmine Fenlator are in eleventh place after two heats, Jones start times were better than the fourth, fifth, and sixth place sleds, and Fenlator took the blame for multiple errors during their runs. [FTW]