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first Jamaican bobsled team made history in the
Calgary Olympics Winter Games. They warmed the
hearts of many worldwide in their first attempt
at Olympic glory and was even immortalized in
the popular Walt Disney movie "Cool Runnings".
Since then the team has been a mainstay in the
Winter Olympics and now have their eyes focused
on bringing back a medal to Jamaica.
the first games (1988) the team was seen as a
novelty as they had many technically difficulties,
injuries and crashes. In the second games (1992)
the team had drastically improved. They had practiced
hard for 4 years and were confident and focused.
The 4-man team came in 14th ahead of the US, French,
Russian and Italians teams. This was just the
beginning. In the 2-man event the Jamaican team
shocked the world by beating the Swedish national
champions and coming in 10th place.
team has continued to improve and took in 2000,
and took gold at the World Push Championships
in Monte Carlo in three events and posting the
fasted start time at the World Cup.
determination and hard work of the Jamaican team
has paid off as they sent a teams to 2002 Winter
Olympic games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Theteam
placed 28th in the 2 man bobsled race.
Jamaican team: Mark Hill, Winston Watt, Lascelles
Brown, Garnett Jones, Stewart Maxwell, Clive McDonald
and women, Porscha Morgan, Winsome Cole, Taniesha
LcLean and Dukelyn Barrett. The team coach: Trond
Knaplund from Norway.
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