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Tearful Lolo Jones on New York Times: ‘It Was Just Heartbreaking. I Don’t Think I Should Be Ripped Apart by Media’

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.”

Earlier on TVNewser: FBN’s Sandra Smith Cheers on “Running Mate” Lolo Jones

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