The Jamaican women's bobsled team has qualified for the Winter Olympics 2018 for the first time
Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time!
Three decades after the male bobsled team made history in Jamaica for qualifying for the Winter Olympics in bobsledding, the women's team is following suit.
The iconic story, made famous by Disney's 1993 cult classic film Cool Runnings, showcased the story of four Jamaican bobsledders who dreamt of competing in the 1988 Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow.
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30 years after that incredible achievement, Jamaica's women's bobsled team have now stepped forward to claim glory at Pyeongchang in South Korea, where the Winter Games are being held this year.
We are feeling very Olympic today!
Jamaica women’s Bobsled team of driver Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and brakewoman Carrie Russell are heading to Winter Olympics Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea scheduled for February 9 – 25, 2018.https://t.co/3cT73QQg1w pic.twitter.com/UD6rkajxmB
— Team Jamaica (@TeamJA876) January 16, 2018
The women's team sealed their qualification over the weekend, according to the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation.
Now, pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, brakewoman Carrie Russell and Audra Segree are headed to South Korea to claim victory for their own.
Pilot Fenlator, who only became involved in the sport a mere 10 years ago, was actually born in the United States, but this year will be representing her father's homeland of Jamaica.
After spending a few years as a brakewoman, Fenlator decided to make the switch to the driver’s seat. It's only her third season to do so, but the talented New Jersey native already has two World Cup medals under her belt.
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games are scheduled to run from 9 February to 25 February this year.