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Finally, Lolo’s a gold-getter

U.S. Olympic Track Field Trials Saturday June 23 2012 Eugene Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Updated: March 1, 2013 7:14PM

L olo Jones finally got the gold — but not the one she wanted five months ago.

Jones failed to win gold in the 100-meter hurdles for the second straight Olympics in August and took a lot of heat for cashing in on her good looks rather than her performance.

But on Sunday, Jones climbed the podium with the rest of the U.S. combined bobsled-skeleton team at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The United States edged Germany by 0.24 seconds.

Jones was the brakewoman for

Elana Meyers in the women’s bobsled portion of the event that also includes two-man bobsled and men’s and women’s skeleton. The world championship is Jones’ first in bobsledding. She captured the world championship in the indoor 60-meter hurdles in 2008 and 2010.

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