Lolo Jones, who finished fourth in the finals of the 100M hurdles Tuesday, went on “Today” this morning and, fighting back tears, said a Saturday New York Times story that compared her to Anna Kournikova, the former tennis pro known more for her good looks than her play on the court, didn’t help her performance. Jones tells Savannah Guthrie, “I think it was crazy just because it was two days before I competed, and then the fact that it was from a U.S. media. They should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes and instead they just ripped me to shreds.”

(Source: NBC-TV and

Olympian Lolo Jones Tells ‘Today’ Show: “Media Ripped Me to Shreds”

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