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Track star Lolo Jones looked completely petrified on her bobsled competition debut

But the hurdler still won a medal at Lake Placid.

Jones during the warm-up.
Jones during the warm-up.
Image: pa images

US HURDLER Lolo Jones participated in her first international bobsled competition, the World Cup Bobsled season opener yesterday, and performed shockingly well.

Jones and team-mate Jazmine Fenlator took home the silver medal in the event held in Lake Placid.

The pair finished .47 seconds behind eventual winners, Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Chelsea Valois.

It seemed laughable at first that Jones would be try to tackle a new Olympic sport, let alone bobsledding, but it’s clear that her speed is cherished.

The story is becoming more and more intriguing. After two depressing Olympic showings where Jones (the favourite) failed to medal, it’s beginning to look like her first medal may come in a much different sport than the one she’s trained for her entire life.

The 2014 Winter Olympics are a long way off though.

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Here’s a photo when the race was about to start and a piece of commentary from Jones. She has terrified eyes under that helmet:

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