Kingston, Jamaica – It has been 30 years since Jamaica has qualified to compete at the Winter Olympics in the area of bobsled and this time around we are represented by a group of beautiful ice-slaying Jamaican women.
On Monday, the Jamaica Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (JBSF) announced that they will be sending a women’s team, lead by Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, who previously piloted for the United States in the 2014 Winter Games before returning home and joining JBSF in 2015, to Pyeongchang in South Korea next month.
The team is completed by Carrie Russell, a sprinter who helped Jamaica win gold in the 4×100-meter relay at the 2013 world track and field championships in Moscow, and Audra Segree, a track & field athlete who achieved a personal best of 11.30 seconds over 100 meters.
Although my brakewomen may have limited experience in bobsleigh, [they] are some of the most elite with training, physical ability and mental toughness. -Fenlator-Victorian, commenting on NBC
This qualification not only marks three decades since the tropical nation made its debut at the Calgary Winter Olympic Games in 1988 but also the first time in Jamaica’s sporting history at the Winter Olympics, that a women’s bobsleigh team will be carrying standard for the nation.
I am overwhelmed with joy knowing that I have helped make history for my country. I am really grateful for this experience. – Audra Segree
The women will compete against 19 other bobsled teams. Pyeongchang 2018 will be on fire come February 18 – 21, Half-Way Tree will be impassable and pot covers will become playing instruments when our women take center stage in South Korea.
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