Cool Runnings! Jamaican Bobsleigh team qualifies for the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 !

A two-man bobsleigh team from Jamaica has qualified for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia!

This is the first time Jamaica has qualified since the year 2002!

This was confirmed by the Twitter account of the Sochi 2014 Olympics today.

  

While many Jamaicans around the world will be elated to hear this good news, no one could be happier than Mr. Winston Watts himself.

Winston Watts bobsleigh Team Jamaica Cool Runnings Sochi 2014 Winter OlympicsWinston Watts, a veteran and stalwart in the team came out of retirement to train for the Sochi Winter Olympics. He has competed in 1994, 1998 and 2002.

(Winston Watts pictured right)

After being denied funding by the Jamaican Olympic Association, the enormous training costs forced him to scale down his four-man team to a two-man team. At one point , he was even paying for team-mates to fly over from Jamaica for training from his own pocket.

The XXII Olympic Winter Games will be held on February 7-23.

Bobsledigh competition will get underway on Monday february 17.

It will soon be time to chant those ‘Cool Runnings’ lyrics again. Reacquaint yourself with the song below:

  

COOL RUNNINGS LYRICS

Nuff people say they know they can’t believe,
Jamaica we have a bobsled team
We have the one Derice,
And the one Junior,
Yule Brenner,
And the man Sanka

The fastest of the fastest of Jamaican sprinters,
Go to Olympics, fight for Jamaica!
The fastest of the fastest of Jamaican sprinters,
Respect to the man Irv Blister


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