Jamaica Bobsled Team

Visiting CNY After Successful Competition in Lake Placid

Nearly thirty years after the Jamaican Bobsled Team surprised everyone at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, the underdogs have returned better than ever to speak with Bridge Street about their recent success. Captain Joel Alexander, Brakeman Murray Myers, Brakewoman Debisha Scarlett and Skeleton competitor Kemari Stewart all sat down with Tim Fox to discuss their busy schedules.
 

You may know them from the 1993 movie "Cool Runnings", loosely based story of a group of Jamaican athletes who decided to do the unexpected. This past weekend, the group competed in the North American Cup at Lake Placid where the two woman bobsled team of Jazmine Fenlator and Carrie Russell won the bronze medal, their first medal ever. They hope that the women on the team can medal in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.

 

Don’t miss the bright colors of green and yellow as the Jamaican bobsled team stops in downtown Syracuse this afternoon. The members will be at the Clinton Square ice skating rink, having lunch at the Empire Brewing Co., and taking the Yellow Fellow around town.


To learn more about the team, visit them on Facebook @jamaicabobsleigh . To help the team compete again, donate at www.gofundme.com/jamaicabobsled.


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