Tuesday, August 19, 2008

This is how an Olympian's heart breaks

I was really rooting for Lolo Jones to win the womens 100m hurdles race. I read about her inspiring story from being a homeless teen in Iowa to becoming one of the fastest hurdlers in the world. But all it takes is one bump in the road, or in her case, one hurdle to shatter a lifelong dream. She was so close to winning a gold medal. So close!

Yet Lolo still has a lot to be proud of. She overcame some tough circumstances, worked really hard and got the privilege to represent her country on a world stage. I hope she remembers that. But I know this loss is going to sting for a while. Darts in the heart usually do.

[Hat tip to Heidi]


Mike High said...

That girl is bad! I was sorry to see her lose like that, but she's had a great career. And I'm sure that won't be her last race.

Sedie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I missed Lolo, but I'll check her out on our Tivo tonight. I heard about her loss and felt bad, but her spirit will rise again!

Scott Williams said...

Lolo was smokin' I will be honest it was hard to be happy for the USA girl that won; I can't even remember her name.

Lolo was such a class act!

Thanks for the nomination for the Black Weblog Awards!

jamey johnson said...

I felt so bad for her...my wife started to cry for her.

SolShine7 said...

Aww, your wife has a kind heart. I was stunned when I heard the news about Lolo.

Scott, it was my pleasure. I hope you win! :)

Thanks for stopping by everyone.

Roger_TQ said...

I found a good article online talking about Lolo:

Winning means more than just medals