- (Photo: Facebook/Lolo Jones)
Lolo Jones, 30-year-old Olympic hurdler turned bobsledding World Cup medalist, said she recently saw God after crashing in her first bobsled accident.
Jones, two-time Christian Olympian, took to Twitter Monday night to let over 300,000 followers know that she had a spiritual experience during her first bobsled crash.
"!!!! I Just HAD MY FIRST BOBSLED CRaSH!!!!! God is real," Jones tweeted Monday. "I saw Him today and He said come back later."
The first-year bobsledding athlete was reportedly in a sled that tipped over while training for a World Cup stop in Winterberg, Germany, according to USA Today reports. Jones, the bobsled pusher, and her driver Elana Meyers were not hurt but the former decided to crack a few jokes on Twitter about the incident.
"When I got back to the start house people asked if I was OK," Jones tweeted. "I said GIVE me a mirror!! How's my face?! Forget my legs & arms. I'm still single!"
Although she is a bobsledding rookie, Jones teamed up with driver Jazmine Fenlator to win a silver medal in the World Cup opener last month. The hurdler expressed her excitement after accomplishing the feat.
"Little did I know coming out here would just like open up the floodgates to something just completely new for me. I'm just thrilled to be out here, and Jazmine's humble. She's really dealing with a true rookie," Jones said in a USA Today report after her big win. "I'm a veteran in my own sport, but the first run she just had to drive to make up for my lack of technique because I'm still working on it. I'm not on the start line confident in all of my angles yet, so she has to really drive amazing. My hat's off to her. Literally, moments before she's still showing me angles."