Jamaican bobsleigh women reach Olympics for first time

Jamaican bobsleigh women reach Olympics for first time

16/01/2018 at 03:54Updated 20/01/2018 at 13:19

Jamaica have qualified a women’s bobsleigh team for the Olympics for the first time ever.

Pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and brake duo Carrie Russell and Audra Segree will compete at PyeongChang 2018 – exactly 30 years since Jamaica were first represented in the Olympic bobsleigh in a famous appearance in Calgary.

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“This is one of the happiest moments of my life, I never dreamed that I would become a bobsleigh athlete. Today also marks three years since I lost my father, which makes this journey even more meaningful," Russell told the Jamaica Observer.

Fenlator-Victorian was pilot for United States in the 2014 Sochi Games but will now compete for Jamaica.

Russell won a gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the 2013 World Athletics Championships.

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