It’s been a rough few days for U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones. Not only does she have to deal with the disappointment of coming in fourth place in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final, she’s also dealing with a firestorm of negative media coverage on her performance in London. (A recent piece in the New York Times was particularly scathing.)

The stress of it all almost caused the athlete to have a Britney Spears-sized melt down. Luckily, supportive words from fans, including several celebrities, brought Lolo back from the brink of insanity.

Lolo later appeared on “Today” to discuss the race and media criticism. Her hair is indeed still intact, but there are some breakdown tears. Watch:

  • $21367552

    Whatever happened to losing with some dignity and composure, rather than trying to turn the Internet into your personal therapy session?

    • Taxpayer1234

      Whatever happened to the media not mercilessly bashing someone because she didn’t perform as they predicted?

  • dow daytrader

    She’s a “keeper”…good things are coming your way LoLo !