Olympic sprint hurdler Lolo Jones has said that maintaining her virginity is harder than “training for the Olympics.”
The 29 year-old has told US media that she does not believe in pre-marital sex. The beautiful model, who took part in the 2008 Olympics, stated that being a virgin makes it very difficult to find a boyfriend.
The Iowa native added that “being a virgin is ‘the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life… harder than graduating from college.'”
“When I was 22, 24, it was cute,” she said. “But 24 to 29, it’s not cute. You get judged a lot, a lot of guys won’t return your calls after they find out.”
She has said that she has tried online dating and various social networking sites in an effort to find a boyfriend, but to no avail. She said that she has been tempted to have sex in the past.
“I’ve had plenty of opportunities… please understand this journey has been hard,’ she said. ‘I just don’t believe in it… it’s a gift I want to give to my husband.”
Unlucky in love, Jones has also been unlucky in her athletic career. Having led the Olympic 100-metre hurdles final jumping the final hurdle, she clipped that hurdle and eventually finished in seventh place when the gold seemed certain to be hers.