Jamaica’s Bobsleigh Team Qualify for the Olympics for the First Time in 24 Years

Jamaica’s bobsleigh team have qualified for the Beijing Winter Olympics next month – making it the first time in 24 years the country’s four-man team will participate

Jamaica’s bobsleigh team have qualified for the Beijing Winter Olympics next month – making it the first time in 24 years the country’s four-man team will participate.

The much-anticipated games will mark the first time that Jamaica has qualified for three different bobsleigh events, securing their place in the four-man, two-man sled and women’s monobob categories.

Their four-man team took the final spot in the 28-sled field in qualification, which is the first time since 1998 that the event will have Jamaican representation in the category.

However, they missed out on a two-woman place after losing a tiebreaker – but could still make it to China as first alternate if one of the qualified nations give up a spot.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Kaya Terry