Lolo Jones withdraws from Olympic Trials, will miss Rio
Lolo Jones, the two-time U.S. Olympic hurdler, will not make a third Olympic team as she has scratched from the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Jones last competed on Feb. 14. She missed time during the outdoor season with a hamstring injury and has not been able to race.
After the 2012 Olympics, Jones did not make the U.S. national teams for the 2013 and 2015 world championships. She was a member of the U.S. Olympic bobsled team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Jones said she will not retire in an Instagram video.
Jones recovered from injuries and made the U.S. Olympic teams for Beijing in 2008 and and London in 2012. On both occasions, she fell short of medaling despite being a favorite to do so.
The U.S. Olympic Trials begin in Eugene, Ore. on Friday and run through July 10.
The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are scheduled to begin on Aug. 5.