Nearly three many years after being immortalized by Hollywood, everyone’s favourite underdogs are again on the Olympic stage.
Jamaica shall be represented in bobsledding occasions within the 2022 Beijing Olympics in February after securing a berth in Monday’s qualifying. It’s the primary time the nation has certified since 1998, and comes 34 years after the team’s first Winter Olympics look in 1988, which later impressed the 1993 Disney movie Cool Runnings.
For the primary time ever, Jamaica will ship three completely different groups—the boys’s four- and two-man groups and the ladies’s monobob—to compete within the Video games.
The nation’s debut bobsled team turned an underdog story match for Hollywood, because the 4 bobsledders had by no means earlier than ridden a sled earlier than, a lot much less competed at a excessive stage. Regardless of ending in thirtieth within the two-man occasion and crashing within the four-man, the team turned an inspiration after walking the sled to the finish line.
Jamaica had not less than one males’s team qualify for every Olympics from 1988 to 2002, however didn’t make one other look once more till 2014. A ladies’s team certified in 2018 in South Korea.
One of the best-ever end for a Jamaican bobsled team is 14th, giving this 12 months’’ squads one thing to intention for as they make their Olympic return.
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