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By The Sports Xchange January 27, 2013 5:50 PM
Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones was part of a United States team that won a gold medal on Sunday in the combined bobsled-skeleton team event at the world championships in St. Mortiz, Switzerland. Jones, who won gold medals in the 60-meter hurdles in the world indoor championships in 2008 and 2010 but failed to medal in Olympic hurdling competition, won her first gold medal in her new sport. She served as brakewoman for Elana Meyers in the women's bobsled phase of an event that combined the times of Jones' event with the two-man bobsled and men's and women's skeleton. The U.S. edged Germany by 0.24 seconds even though the Germans won three of four individual events. The winning U.S. team included two-man bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb, who earlier Sunday lost his title in his main event to the youngest world champion in history - 22-year-old Francesco Friedrich of Germany.