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Grange hails history-making women's bobsled team

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has congratulated Jamaica's women's bobsleigh team on their historic qualification to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea in February.

This is the first women's team to qualify for the Winter Olympics.

Grange in a release from her ministry said “This is awesome news! I am proud to send congratulations to Carrie Russel, Audra Segree and Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian. The entire Jamaica is extremely proud of your accomplishment and will be cheering you on as you compete in the Winter Olympics".

The minister also said that as the women's team prepares to make its first appearance at the Winter Olympics, “we should also congratulate the coaching staff and the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation for the work that they are doing in preparing the athletes to compete on ice. It's good to see that we are doing so well in winter sports”.

The qualification of the Women's Bobsleigh team for this year's Winter Olympics comes 30 years after Jamaica's men's team first appeared in the Winter Olympic Games in Canada.

The men's team also have a chance of qualifying for the PeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

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