Lolo Jones Makes US Winter Olympics Team

The two-time summer Olympic hurdler's long and winding road for a medal has led her to Sochi, Russia.

Lolo Jones Makes Winter Olympics Team

Lolo Jones, the two-time summer Olympian hurdler, can now add winter Olympic athlete to her resume after officially being named as a push athlete on the U.S. Bobsled team.

We've followed Lolo on her road to the Winter Olympics, and it is clear that her will to win an Olympic medal inspired her through a grueling process, first to prove herself capable of being a push athlete and then becoming skilled enough to make the team. Jones, who bulked up considerably for her new sport, took to Facebook and posted this message, which details what motivated her to become a winter Olympian:

"It didn't make sense in '08 or '12 but who would have thought those mishaps would put me on the path to be a Winter Olympian. Had I not hit a hurdle in Beijing I would not have tried to go to London to redeem myself. Had I not got fourth in London I would not have tried to find another way to accomplish the dream.

"Bobsled was my fresh start. Bobsled humbled me. Bobsled made me stronger. Bobsled made me hungry. Bobsled made me rely on faith. Bobsled gave me hope. I push a bobsled but bobsled pushed me to never give up on my dreams. I am honored and excited to say I am on the 2014 Winter Olympic Team. Thank you to all the fans who have encouraged me to never give up."

If that doesn't help you get pumped before you hit the gym and hit your fitness goals, we're not sure what will! More power to you, Lolo, we hope you realize your dream of winning an Olympic medal next month.

The 31-year-old also posted this cool video of her updating her status change on Twitter: