LONDON -- A day after barely missing out on an Olympic medal, U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones got emotional during an appearance on NBC's "Today" show while discussing what she called "heartbreaking" criticism in the media.
Asked specifically about a recent story in The New York Times, Jones said Wednesday: "They just ripped me to shreds, and I just thought that that was crazy."
Her voice cracked and tears welled in her eyes.
"Putting your heart out there, obviously, it opens you up to a lot of negativity," Jones said.
She finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles Tuesday, 0.10 seconds behind bronze medalist Kellie Wells. At Beijing four years ago, Jones was leading the final when she hit the ninth of 10 hurdles and wound up seventh.