The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games are underway and Team Jamaica has replaced Caribbean sun for one of the coldest countries to compete in the Two-Man Bob. The Jamaican duo are hoping to call upon the spirit of 1988, when the Jamaica team endeared themselves to the sporting world with some unexpected and impressively quick times down the track.
The 2014 Jamaica Two-Man Bob Team comprises of Driver Winston Watts, a 46-year-old Olympic veteran who competed in the ’94, ’98 and ’02 Games; and Brakeman Marvin Dixon, a 31-year old Olympic first-timer and former sprinter. The world will be watching as Jamaica competes on the Winter Olympic stage for the first time in 12 years. It’s a special sight seeing islanders in a bob sleigh, and they will bring with them the Jamaican vibe and positive Caribbean attitude.
“Do I like the cold? What do you think? I wish I could put on everything I packed all at once. I just try to imagine being in a warmer place and focus on the competition,” said Driver Winston Watts. “It’s exciting to be here and I just want to do my country proud with a great performance.”
The two-man Bob starts on 16 February at 20:15 GMT+4. Now start the slow clap, and get on up!
PUMA will provide the official competition wear as well as Opening Ceremony and Podium wear for Jamaica during their time in Sochi.