This year marks an important event in Jamaican history with some “cool runnings”. For the very first time, Jamaica is sending a women’s bobsled team to the Winter Olympics!
American-born Jazmine Fenlator, who competed for America at Sochi 2014, is slated to pilot the Jamaican sled in Pyeongchang next month. In Sochi, Fenlator and brakewoman Lolo Jones finished in 11th place for the Americans. This year Fenlator will be competing on a team including 4x100-meter sprinter Carrie Russell and brakewoman Audra Segree.
Not only is Jaimaca’s first women’s bobsled team an important mark in history, but it also comes on the 30th anniversary of Jamaica’s famed entry into Men’s Olympic Bobsledding in Calgary, 1988. If Calgary showed us anything, this year’s bobsledding competition is not one to miss!