Jamaican bobsled team qualifies for Olympics for first time in 24 years – KIRO 7 News Seattle

For the first time in over 20 years, Jamaica has a four-man bobsled team to send to the Olympics.

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The Jamaica team announced the Twitter that he had qualified for the 4-man bobsled team and two other bobsled events.

The last time Jamaica had a four-man bobsled team was the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan, but that was the country’s Winter Olympics debut with the team at the Calgary Games. from 1988 that inspired the movie “Cool Runnings,” reported CBS News. .

In 1988, the team raced after practicing a few times over the previous month, then crashed during the race, flipping the sled and having to push it to the finish line. The team shook hands with fans and then walked off the runway, never imagining that their story would grow to catch Hollywood’s attention.

Jamaica had at least one men’s team qualify for every Olympics from 1988 to 2002, but didn’t make another appearance until 2014, Sports Illustrated reported. A women’s team qualified in 2018 in South Korea. The best Olympic result for a Jamaican men’s bobsled team is 14th place, NBC News reported.

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