Throughout the Olympics I’m been keeping an eye on athletes that boldly proclaim Christ on and off the camera. Here’s another great story from The Christian Post:
Lolo Jones Mouths ‘I Can Do All Things Through Christ…’ Before 100M Hurdles
Team USA hurdler Lori “Lolo” Jones, who celebrated her 30th birthday in London on Sunday, has confirmed an observation made by fans on Twitter that she had indeed mouthed Philippians 4:13 before taking off from the blocks Monday morning in heat one of the women’s 100-meter hurdles.
Jones, who came in second at 12.68 seconds behind Australian Sally Pearson’s 12.57 Olympics record, advanced to Tuesday’s semifinal round with fellow Americans Kellie Wells (12.69) and defending gold medalist Dawn Harper (12.75). Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis, a heptathlon participant, pulled out of the hurdles race due to fatigue. The heptathlon includes the 100-meter hurdles among its seven events, which Ennis dominated in 12.54 seconds.
In addition to facing tough competition and memories from her competition-ending tumble during the 2008 Beijing Games, the Christian athlete was also criticized in a Sunday New York Times sports column for allegedly relying on her image rather than athleticism to remain relevant.
Read the rest from The Christian Post here!