Jamaican bobsled team finishes second-from-bottom at Winter Olympics

Skeleton racing is considered the first sliding sport in the world

Less than one week ago, the Jamaican bobsled team of Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell weren't quite sure if they had a sled.

With all the sitcom reboots and movie remakes happening at the moment, perhaps this inspirational story might inspire "Cool Runnings 2"!

The team of American-born Jazmine Fenalator-Victorian and Carrie Russell only had Nigeria, another debutant, behind them in the two-man competition, which ended on Wednesday at the Olympic Sliding Centre.

Fenlator-Victorian drove for the U.S.at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Nigerians Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga, both track athletes, were also making history as the first African country to compete in bobsleigh at the games, though they fared even worse, coming last in both runs.

According to the team, the coach threatened to take the sled with her.

Dudley "Tal" Stokes says Jamaica's bobsleigh team "proved to the world you can overcome anything" despite a "seemingly hopeless" situation following an eventful Winter Olympics.

The team historic qualification to the Winter Olympics came 30 years after the men's bobsleigh team made its first historic appearance at a Winter Olympics (1988 in Calgary), which inspired the film Cool Runnings. However, with some help from the Jamaican beer company Red Stripe, the team was able to secure a sled and make it to the Olympics.

When the team took to the bobsled track to compete in the two-woman portion of the Olympic competition on Tuesday, the internet couldn't handle it. The company took to Twitter offering to purchase the team a new bobsled.



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