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The London Games
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Elfje Willemsen was adamant. The fourth-place sled at the midpoint of the women's bobsled competition at the Sochi Olympics, she said, has almost no chance of getting into the medal mix.
U.S. Olympic wrestling champion Jordan Burroughs was beaten in the quarterfinals of a match in Turkey on Saturday, snapping his 69-match international winning streak.
The main news conference room at the media center in Sochi has seemed comically oversized for most of these games, with a couple dozen reporters filing into the 530-seat hall for various question-and-answer sessions.
Lauryn Williams thought about quitting bobsledding after her very first ride four months ago.
Six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni retired from swimming Thursday.
Lolo Jones' selection to the U.S. Olympic bobsled team is being strongly defended by those who made the pick, amid growing criticism that her popularity played a role in the decision and overshadowed the results of other hopefuls.
They are now positioned to join a group of eight other Americans who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Games. Williams is a three-time summer Olympian who helped the U.S. win a gold medal in the 400-meter relay at the London Games. Jones is a two-time veteran of the Summer Games in the 100-meter hurdles, missing out on gold in Beijing after a late stumble.
Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have been selected for the U.S. bobsled team that will compete in next month's Sochi Olympics.
"She's not normal," said U.S. coach Dave Salo, marveling at another world-record performance by the 16-year-old from Bethesda, Md., who doesn't even have her driver's license yet.