Lolo Jones Biography

Lolo Jones

Quick Facts Of Lolo Jones

Celebrated Name Lolo Jones
Age 37 Years
Nick Name Lolo
Birth Name Lori Susan Jones
Birth Date 1982-08-05
Gender Female
Profession Athlete
Place Of Birth Des Moines, Iowa
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Father Unavailable
Mother Lori
Siblings 4
Religion Christianity
High School Theodore Roosevelt High School
University Louisiana State University
Marital Status Unmarried
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 135 lbs (61 kg)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Body Measurement 35-25-34 inches
Bra Cup Size 34A
Dress Size 6 (US)
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Light Brown
Net Worth $1.5 million

Lori Susan Jones, professionally known by the name Lolo Jones is an American hurdler and bobsledder who specializes in the 60-meter and 100-meter hurdles. She is the recipient of three NCAA titles and has earned 11 All-American honors while at Louisiana State University. She has won indoor national titles with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2009. She also won gold at the 2008 World Athletics Final. She is the American record holder in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.72.

She also competes as a brakewoman on the U.S. national bobsled team and won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships.

She is the most followed U.S. track and field athlete on Twitter.

Fans think Lolo Jones has been kicked out of the 'Celebrity Big Brother' after her fight with Tamar Braxton

The fans of Celebrity Big Brother has speculated that track and field athlete, Lolo Jones has been kicked out of the house following the fight with singer, songwriter, Tamar Braxton.

Jones and Braxton reportedly got into a heated argument, leading into a physical altercation. Jones reportedly slapped Braxton. Fans claimed that Kandi Burruss stepped in as well, who had her own beef with the American singer, songwriter. 

Following the altercation between two, live feeds were cut. 

Famous For

  • She is one of the few athletes who has competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games

Early Life, Place of Birth, Nationality, Horoscope, Ethnicity, Siblings, Religion, Education

Lolo Jones was born on 5 August 1982. Her birth name is Lori Susan Jones. Her birth place is in Des Moines, Iowa in the United States. She holds American nationality. She was raised by her mother, Lori. Her father spent most of his career in the Air Force. She is of Native American, African-American, French, and Norwegian descent. She has 4 siblings. She follows Christianity religion. 

She changed eight schools in eight years. Her family was set to move to Forest City, Iowa, Jones refused to move as she thought Forest City High School did not have any track. She parted ways with her family and stayed at Des Moines, where her mentor, Coach Ferguson arranged her to live with four different families during her enrollment at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. Janis Caldwell was one of those who took her in. She stayed with Caldwells after her senior year at Roosevelt, while she attended college. She trained and also worked a part-time job at the Iowa Bakery Cafe to support herself.

She attended Louisiana State University. During her junior and senior years, she lived with Randy Essex and Marilyn K. Hauk. They helped her to focus on athletics during her college years. Later, she graduated in economics and Spanish.

She was named Gatorade Midwest Athlete of the Year at Roosevelt. She also set a record at the Iowa state track meet with a mark of 13.40 seconds for the 100-meter hurdles.

Collegiate Career, Roosevelt High School, Louisiana State University

She attended Louisiana State University, where her role model, Kim Carson was an All-American and national champion.

She won 60-meter Hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships and 4*100-meter  at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, both in 2003. 

In 2004, she won the 100-meter hurdles title at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships, the SEC Championships, and the Penn Relays, and 4*100-meter at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

In the end, She was an 11-time All-American and a 6-time SEC Champion.

She is ranked among the top-three women for all-time in both the 60-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles.

After failing to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, she thought of retiring from the track.

After LSU, she worked several part-time jobs including working at Home Depot, waiting tables, and as a personal trainer at a gym.

Professional Career, Track and Field, Bobsled, World Championships, Olympics

In 2006, she won Heusden-Zolder, a meet in Ostrava on the European circuit.

At the end of 2006 season, she was ranked fourth in the U.S. and seventh in the world by Track & Field News.

In 2007, she won her first championship winning the 60 m hurdles at the USA Indoor Championships.

The same year, she won two meets in the European winter circuit, two meets at Rethimno and Heusden, and 100 m hurdles at the Drake Relays.

She finished third in the 100 m hurdles at the 2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and earned a spot on the U.S. Team at the World Championships held in Osaka, Japan, where she finished sixth. 

In 2008, she won the national championship at the 2008 USA Indoor Championships, Visa Championship Series title for the 2008 Indoor season, and 60 m hurdles at the World Indoor Championships in Spain.

She clipped the 9th hurdle and stumbled during the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and finished seventh.

Injuries affected her 2009 season at all competitions.

She defended her 60 m hurdles World Title in Doha in 2010. She also won at Oslo and New York but finished second in overall standings behind Priscilla Lopes-Schliep.

She again faced disappointment during the 2011 season due to Injury.

She was qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics team for the United States.

She won Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo in May 2013.

She won the NACAC Championships women's 100 m hurdles in Costa Rica in 2015.

Elana Meyers introduced her to bobsledding.

She was named to the U.S. national bobsled team in 2012.

Jones and teammate Jazmine Fenlator finished second in the 2012 World Cup bobsledding competition. 

She won the gold medal in the team event at the 2013 FIBT World Championships in St. Moritz.

She was also selected for the U.S. bobsled team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Personal Life, Affairs, Relationship Status, Virgin

She is reportedly single. There are no rumors regarding her affairs. She has maintained her personal life private.

In 2012, she stated on HBO's Real Sports that she is a virgin.

She chose the name "Lolo" in order to differentiate her name with her mother.

She currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

She was criticized for being used for her exotic beauty on marketing campaigns rather than her achievements on the field. 

Body Measurements, Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair Color

Lolo Jones stands at a height of 1.75 m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. She has a body weight of 135 lbs i.e. 61 kg. She wears a bra of size 34A. She has an athletic body build. Her body measurements are 35-25-34 inches. She wears a dress of size 6 (US) and shoe of size 9 (US).

She has green eyes and her hair color is light brown.

Net Worth, Source of Income, Endorsements

The track and field athlete, Lolo Jones has a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2019. She earned from competing in several competitions, as well as representing the USA in the World Championships and Olympics. She has endorsement deals with Asics and Red Bull. She has also appeared on television shows.

Did You Know?

  • During summer at Des Moines Salvation Army church, she used to wake up early to avoid being teased by other kids if they found out she was living in the basement.
  • She was excellent in grades at Roosevelt.
  • She used to play cello in the school orchestra.
  • She considered elite Hurdler Kim Carson as her role model during her youth.
  • She failed to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympic in Athens, Greece.
  • Her clipping and its medical cause was featured on the SEC-sponsored, ESPN Films' documentary, Lolo.
  • She often prays before competition.
  • She delivered a US$3,000 cheque to buy indoor practice hurdles and for improvements to repair the school's track surface at her alma mater, Roosevelt High School.
  • She donated the US$4,000 prize from winning the 100 m hurdles at the Olympic trials to a single mother, Renee Trout from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who wash hit by the Iowas flood of 2008.
  • She posed a semi-nude for The Body Issue of ESPN the Magazine in 2009.
  • She has appeared as a guest on the episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in June 2012.
  • She was a cast member in the 2014 remake of the Left Behind movie series.
  • She competed as the celebrities on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars in September 2014.
  • She participated on the MTV's special mini-series, The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros. in May 2017, where she raised $1,000 for her charity Hurdles of Hope.
  • She is one of the twelve houseguests competing on the second season of Celebrity Big Brother, starting from January 2019.

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