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Team Jamaica Ready For Bobsleigh Competition At The Beijing Winter Olympics

Jamaica is on their way to the winter Olympics and even though they do not have the best equipments ready for training purposes, the team is ready to give the competition their best.

Yahoo website found that out recently when they spoke to Nimroy Turgott, who will be competing for the island in both the four-man Bobsleigh race and the two-man version.

This marks a historical moment for Jamaica since they have not made it to the Winter Olympics to compete in the Bobsleigh race in 24 years.

The first time the team ever qualified to take part in the unique Winter Olympics event was in the year 1988 which was made very iconic since the moment was turned into the movie “Cool Runnings”, which gained international recognition for the capturing of the Jamaican culture.

According to Turgott, regardless of training facilities shutting down due to the pandemic, his team has decided to still give practising their full efforts which saw them pushing a mini cooper around on the streets in Peterborough UK to maintain their physical agility and fitness, which he claims have been making people laugh since it brings back memories of the actual “Cool Runnings” movie.

For Turgott and the other members of the team, the order of the day is determination since 4 years ago they did not get the chance to compete in the Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang due to them losing out on a qualifying position by one space, however, the athletes have made it known that there are no complaints even though equipment are lacking.

The goal as outlined by Turgott is to go to the competition and perform to make their country proud.

With the assistance of the Bobsleigh team, a GoFundme was organized for them and the Skeleton Federation with an amount of USD 5,500 already raised to assist with the purchase of brand new carts.

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Comment by John Smith on February 22, 2022 at 1:14am

Jamaica is on their way to the winter Olympics and even though they do not have the best equipments ready for training purposes, the team is ready to give the competition their best. - this is not encouraging.

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Comment by Yasmin on January 24, 2022 at 8:37pm
Stick to running
Comment by Jeffrey L Donovan on January 24, 2022 at 10:43am

Go Jamaica massive.  To even conceive the idea of engaging in a sport that requires ice, and is a winter sport, is nothing short of  amazing, coming from people who live in such a hot country. It shows that Jamaicans are very innovative, and can compete in almost anything with just about any country; even some countries that are way bigger than Jamaica.

Comment by Natalie on January 24, 2022 at 8:44am
Yes finally we are back in it....we also have an Alpine skier as well :)

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