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Bobsleigh: Athletes Jones, Williams make US World Cup team

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Athletes Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams were named to the US World Cup bobsleigh team on Saturday, giving them a chance to make the 2014 Olympic team.

The US federation announced a nine-woman squad to compete in the eight-event World Cup.

Six of them -- three drivers and three pushers -- will be selected for the Sochi Olympics in February.

Jones, 31, was fourth in the 2012 London Olympics in the 100m hurdles and is a two-time 60m hurdles world champion.

She was a member of the US bobsleigh team last year, but Williams -- the 2005 100m world champion and Olympic gold medallist in 2012 in the 4x100m relay took up the sport this season for the first time after retiring from the track.

Last season, driver Jazmine Fenlator and Jones finished second in a World Cup race in Lake Placid, on the track where the US team trains regularly.

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