By Sally Garcia, EnStarz | Jun 25, 2012 12:51 PM EDT
Lolo Jones qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after finishing in third place at the women's 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
Jones, who recently made headlines for saying that keeping her virginity was harder than training for the Olympics, finished behind Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells.
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"Wow! Nothing is impossible with God! Honored to represent The United States at the 2012 London Olympics," the 27-year-old hurdler wrote on her Twitter account Sunday.
Jones underwent spinal surgery in August 2011 to repair a tethered spinal cord which may have been the reason she clipped the ninth hurdle at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
At the time she was a favorite to win the 100 meter hurdles. But she tripped and finished in seventh place.
Her spot at the 2012 London Olympics represents her second chance to win a gold medal.
"STOP AT NEVER – It feels amazing," Lolo said after the finals. "So many road blocks and people counting me out, but I just kept overcoming. I'm thrilled and honored to represent everybody out there fighting for a dream," she said after the competition Saturday.
Jones has also made headlines for openly discussing her virginity on Twitter and on TV.
In a recent interview aired on HBO's "Real Sports" Jones opened up about her virginity and her personal life.
"It's just something, a gift that I want to give to my husband," she said.
"But please understand this journey has been hard. If there's virgins out there, I just want to let them know, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage."
Jones also tweeted:
"Twitteroverload. Yes I'm a virgin. #1 reason why I'm single bc guys deuce out when I won't put out. I do so to honor God & future husband."
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