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Lolo Jones uses Christianity to heal 'broken heart'


US OLYMPIC track and field athlete, Lolo Jones, has turned to her Christian faith for support in the wake of her loss in the women's 100m hurdles final on Tuesday.

Jones, who came in fourth behind Australian gold medal winner Sally Pearson and American team-mates Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells, took to Twitter to express her need for 'comfort' from Jesus.

She tweeted: "In room singing Desert Song by Hillsong. It's on repeat. Lord Jesus please comfort me, guide me, and heal my broken heart."

In a seperate post she added: "Also want to thank u Lord for giving me technically the best seat in the Stadium to watch the 100m final. Congrats Sally, Dawn, and Kellie."

The news comes after hurdler almost burst into tears on the Today Show while discussing the media scrutiny she has received before the race, including a New York Times article which questioned her athletic abilities.

The controversial feature argued that interest in Lolo stems from her looks rather than talents, before branding her the 'Anna Kournikova of track and field'.

After receiving backlash over the article, the newspaper's public editor, Art Brisbane, said in a blog on their website: "I have written in the past about problems that arise with this approach, which sometimes translates into too much opinion appearing in the news columns. In this particular case, I think the writer was particularly harsh, even unnecessarily so."

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