The Jamaica bobsled team certainly does not lack bravado, promising in a tweet "It will be fire on ice" at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Since first competing in the 1998 Winter Olympics over 20 years ago, the Jamaica bobsled team is back, having qualified in international competition. Not only did Jamaica qualify for the four-man bobsled team, but they also qualified for the two-man bobsled and the female-only monobob event. Here is the tweet from Team Jamaica:
BREAKING:— Team Jamaica (@TeamJA876) January 17, 2022
JAMAICA, WE HAVE A BOBSLED TEAM HEADING TO BEIJING! 📣
It will be fire on ice as #TeamJamaica 🇯🇲 secured their spot at the 2022 Beijing #WinterOlympics. This will be the 1st time JAM has qualified in 3 Olympic bobsled events: four-man, two-man and women’s monobob pic.twitter.com/hRd5h7lDlG
Shanwayne Stephens, who pilots the four-man bobsled team, and brakeman Nimroy Turgott can hardly contain their joy in this recent interview.
The saga of the Jamaica bobsled team became the inspiration for a 1993 Disney movie Cool Runnings. The movie was a huge success earning $154,856,263 worldwide. Officially licensed Jamaica bobsled team merchandise, including hoodies and jerseys, can be found at Lowsport.