Monday, February 10, 2014

Cool runnings Jamaican bobsledders!

( Photo from Caribbean Journal) 
Jamaica’s enthusiastic bobsled driver Winston Watt and brakeman Marvin Dixon are training well as they prepare to compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics.  It seems that the other bobsledders are grateful that the Jamaicans are competing.  ESPN reports: “Although they're long shots to medal, the Jamaicans, whose inspiring journey to the Calgary Games in 1988 was told in the film "Cool Runnings," have helped pull the spotlight toward bobsled.”
On being asked by ESPN what the great Usain Bolt’s prospect in the sport would be, Watts noted, "He would be a very good pusher, but he's not a person who likes cold. He's said that. It would be awesome to have him on my team because a strong guy like me and him, could you imagine that?"
‘Cool Runnings’ and good luck to our brave bobsledders! - excerpt from today's Jamaica Observer column by Jean Lowrie-Chin

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