Olympic Cat Fight: Track Stars Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells Fire Shots at Lolo Jones for Hogging Media Spotlight [VIDEO]

So much for good sportsmanship.

On Monday night, the 100m womens’ hurdles proved to be a nail-biting, record-breaking event. With three Americans in the running — Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells and media darling Lolo Jones — there was a good chance that the USA was going to walk away with at least one medal.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the chosen one, Lolo Jones.

While Dawn and Kellie were gracious to the gold medal winner, Australian hurdler Sally Pearson, they brought the claws out for their fellow American Lolo Jones.

In an on-air interview with NBC, Dawn Harper didn’t pull punches on the fact that she felt overlooked, while much of the media went chasing after Lolo Jones.

We hate to bring up the light skin/dark skin argument, but you can’t help but feel a bit of this dynamic as Harper bitterly complains about the attention paid to Jones. Wells agreed.

Here were Harper and Wells’ exact words via SB Nation:

Harper: I feel I had a pretty good story — knee surgery two months before Olympic trials in 2008, to make the team but 0.007, not have a contract … working three jobs, living in a frat house, trying to make it work.

Coming off running in someone else’s shoes getting the gold medal. I’d say I was pretty interesting. I just felt as if I worked really hard to represent my country in the best way possible, and to come way with the gold medal, and to honestly seem as if, because their favorite [CLOSE UP ON LOLO JONES FROM TUESDAY NIGHT] didn’t win all of a sudden it’s just like, ‘We’re going to push your story aside, and still gonna push this one.’

That hurt. It did. It hurt my feelings. But I feel as if I showed I can deal with the pressure, I came back, and I think you kinda got to respect it a little bit now.

Beadle [to Harper and Kellie Wells]: You guys kinda hang out together … Is there fighting amongst the team — we’re talking about Lolo Jones if you can’t figure this out — is there an awkward situation or now that it’s over we’ve all just moved on?

Wells: Well, I think that, on the podium tonight, the three girls that earned their spot and they got their medals and they worked hard and did what they needed to do, prevailed. And that’s all that really needs to be said.

Beadle: Wow.

Harper: BOOM! Just like that.

Beadle: You can cut the tension in here with a knife.

The only appropriate gif for that triple-layer cake of shade is this:

Meanwhile, while Harper and Wells were busy digging a ditch for Lolo to fall into, Jones was on the Today Show getting all flustered and teary eyed about the meanies in the news media. Particularly, a New York Times piece that dubbed her the Anna Kournikova of hurdles, meaning she’s all looks but no performance. Ouch.

Were Wells and Harper too hard on lil’ Lolo or does Lolo deserve the backlash she’s getting? Isn’t losing punishment enough?

  • Doug

    Wow i see you don’t need class to compete in the Olympics, ghettos finest ,,,,,

  • Kris

    These beautiful sisters didn’t say anything negative about the Half white wiman Lolo Jones. Harper & Weells have inspiring stories too. So I know Americans think the two dark woman should cry for Jones but she didn’t win. All she showed people she can do is whine.

  • pimpinainteasy

    You’re right Kris, Lolo didn’t win. Funny thing is that the other girls didn’t win either. They are all three obviously world class hurdlers who on any given day or year could have all been the best. The difference is that 95% of the guys wish they could get with Lolo and maybe 15% of guys want the other 2 hood rats, errr girls. In one week, nobody will care about who is the fastest hurdler, but if I am looking for someone to sell my product, I sure as hell am not taking one of the other 2 girls. I’m taking Lolo. And that’s why the girls are mad. Nobody cares about any of their backstories (including Lolo’s) as much as they care that Lolo is hot. To say they didn’t say anything negitive is silly and nothing proves that point as much as Laquisha saying “BOOM! Just like that”

    • kagney

      50/50 on the comment seams like u get it, but hood rats 4real lets stop being negative on any level.

    • AmPm

      first of all you can say things with out being races…just like they will be forgotten so will your immature comment. All three ladies are talented….jealousy is natural! By the way not every black girl’s name is Laquisha…your being just as negative smh some people need to sit the fuck down

  • Kagney

    4real didn’t u hear the sneak dissing, lolo did what? Have u ever been part of a team u don’t get jealous cuz u don’t shine an take shots at your teammate an big up an opponent. She wasn’t whining she was hurt, that the media who built her up was now taking shots at her and then after suffering a big loss she’s attacked by her own teammates. Take the problem up with who u have the problem with, she didn’t take her photos or write those stories! #USA.

  • ubm0158

    wahhhh!, wahhhh! “they (media) like (light skinned) LoLo but they don’t like me! wahhhh” . STFU hood rats! Slam LoLo all you want. The “compelling story” is not the issue when endorsement contract time comes around.
    Ms. Jones will be makin’ paper while yo’ 3-shades-blacker-than-midnight-blue-black-ass will still be working 3 J-O-B-S!! Also, that “BAM” at the end didn’t help your case either!! You are not ,as they say in the biz, the “face we want representing our product”.

  • AmPm

    Everyones’ comments good or bad doesn’t mean shit to these people…everyone with races comments on here need to seriously get a life because Lolo Jones does not give a damn about you sticking up for her lol silly rabbits…all the women are talented..I do agree that Wells and especially Harper should have just kept there mouth shut and just be happy they got a medal. Immature comments got to go :/

  • Henry

    These two jealous cows have been seeking more than their share of exposure while dissing Lolo. Kellie has been blogging her “story” to the world right after Lolo interviewed overcoming hardships. As a former Olympian medalist, Dawn deserves recognition, therefore I can understand her frustration. But why didnt Dawn complain about her bitter BF Kellie blogging about lifes harships when whining to the New York Times about Lolo interviews on overcoming adversity. And Kellie’s jealous reaction to Beadle’s clear cut questions about cat fighting with Lolo. Let’s get real. If this were Jessica Ennis who’s hotter and a better athlete than either of these two women, they’d be green as -ell, but this wouldn’t be a discussion. they are straight up haters and bullies.