Jamaica to send four-man bobsled team to Winter Olympics for first time in 24 años

In addition to making a return to the event, Team Jamaica is also sending athletes in the two-man bob and the women’s monobob, marcando el first time in Olympic history that Jamaica has qualified in three bobsled events.

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Team Jamaica last competed in the event in 1998, 10 years after they first debuted at the Winter Games in Calgary. The famous story of the team, composed of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, Freddy Powell and Chris Stokes, inspired the popular 1993 Disney movie “una apariencia poco probable que luego fue inmortalizada en el largometraje de Disney”

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Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell of Jamaica slide during the women's bobsled heats at the Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 21, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, Corea del Sur.

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell of Jamaica slide during the women’s bobsled heats at the Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 21, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, Corea del Sur. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Jamaica just missed a chance to compete at the 2018 Games, but this year they earned the final spot in the 28-sled field.

Jamaica's Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Jamaica's Carrie Russell compete in the women's bobsled heat at the Winter Olympic Games, feb. 20, 2018, in South Korea.

Jamaica’s Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Jamaica’s Carrie Russell compete in the women’s bobsled heat at the Winter Olympic Games, feb. 20, 2018, in South Korea. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images)

The official team has not been announced but, according to the Olympics sitio web, Shanwayne Stephens has been piloting the four-man sled with Rolando Reid, Ashley Watson and Matthew Wekpe.

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