Courtesy of NewsOne
Speaking with NBCâ€™s Michelle Beadle, Harper and Wells made it clear that they are tired of the media coverage their teammate Lolo Jones is receiving, insinuating that sheâ€™s not talented enough to garner the attention sheâ€™s received. Harper, who took home the silver medal in Tuesdayâ€™s 100m hurdles, said that her feelings were hurt when the cameras never turned away from Lolo.
â€œI thought I was a pretty good story. Knee surgery two months before Olympic trials in 2008, to make the team by 0.007, not have a contract, working three jobs, living in a frat house, running in someone elseâ€™s shoes to get the gold medalâ€¦ ehhh, it sounds pretty interesting. Coming from East St. Louis. I just felt I worked really hard to represent my country to win the gold medal. I just feel like because their favorite didnâ€™t win, weâ€™re going to push your story aside and still gonna push this one, that hurt my feelings. But I showed I can deal with the pressure and came back [after coming in fourth in 2008], and I think youâ€™ve kind of got to respect it a little bit now.â€