Look at medal stand, not Jones

Attention on Lolo distracts from performances by those who won track medals

Updated: August 8, 2012, 7:20 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LONDON -- And now a few words about the Americans who actually medaled Tuesday night.

A Brangelina-worthy chunk of U.S. media swarmed the mixed zone to interview Lolo Jones after she finished in fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles. As she talked frankly about her disappointment, few of the reporters noticed on the nearby TV monitor that Leonel Manzano was kicking home to become the first American to medal in the men's 1,500 since Jim Ryun in 1968.

Not many of them bothered ...

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