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'Cool Runnings' revisited for Jamaican women's bob team

Europe, Europa
16.01.2018
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Leipzig, Germany (dpa) - Jamaica will have a a women‘s bobsleigh team at next month‘s Winter Olympics, 30 years after the country‘s men made their first historic appearance which led to the film "Cool Runnings."

"Team Jamaica is officially qualified ... and I‘m there too," German coach and bob Olympic champion Sandra Kiriasis posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

The three-time world champion from Saxony, who won the Olympic gold medal in Torino in 2006 with Anja Schneiderheinze, is training the Jamaican team of Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and former world-class sprinter Carrie Russell.

American born Fenlator-Victorian competed for the United States at the 2014 Sochi Olympics before opting to compete for her father‘s native Jamaica in 2016.

Fenlator-Victorian and pusher Russell, who won a 4x100-metre relay gold for Jamaica at the 2013 world athletics championships, achieved their best-ever result with seventh place at the World Cup in Winterberg, Germany in December

Audra Segree, also a former sprinter, has also been selected as a brakewoman for the February 9-25 Pyeongchang Games, the Jamaica Observer reported.

Hollywood was inspired by the first Olympic participation of the men‘s Jamaican bobsleigh team in Calgary in 1988 with the 1993 film "Cool Runnings," which grossed more than 150 million dollars.

 

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