Jamaican Bobsleigh Team
Here we go again folks, the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team are at it again as they compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia in the two-man Bobsleigh competition. After much trial and tribulations in getting funding to get to the Olympics, then waiting for their missing luggage after arriving in Russia, the competition has begun. So far, the two-man bobsleigh team led by 46 year old Winston Watts and 30 year-old Marvin Davis are in second to last place at 29 out of 30 teams. Watts and Davis has competed in three races and have one race to go in the four race competition which are taking place today
Of the four races, the combined fastest time will determine who gets the medals. The race on Sunday saw Watts racing with a flapping visor. As watts stated, “…I pull my visor and with all the adrenaline it just broke…I’m not going to stop now, I’ll show the world I’ve got heart and I will take my sled down. ” Well, whether it’s the heart or the idea of the sunny island of Jamaica competing in a winter Olympics, the world continues to root for Jamaica by showing lots of love.
The love fest started back in the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. Since then, the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team has participated in four other Olympics but did not qualify since the 2002 games. Now in 2014 the Jamaican Bobsleigh team needed money to get to Sochi, and in two days they raised over $130,000 US dollars using online fund drives.
The fastest man on the planet Usain Bolt showed his love and Tweeted, “Loving the Jamaica Bobsleigh team on ice, #CoolRunnings, #TeamJamaica, #FireonIce,”
So with all that love, naturally, The Jamaican Bobsleigh had to have their own song, take a Listen.