And the internet is all here for it!
The Jamaican women’s bobsled team made their Olympic debut on Tuesday, becoming the first women’s team from Jamaica to take part in the competition.
Thirty years after the four-man Jamaican bobsled team debuted at the Olympics in Calgary, Canada—and inspired the movie Cool Runnings—Jamaica sent Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell to Pyeongchang to continue the island’s bobsledding legacy.
— Red Stripe USA (@RedStripeUSA) February 15, 2018
Teammates Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell had a tough time making it to the games after losing their coach, sponsors, and sled shortly before the competition. 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.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:
Jamaica ?? just ran their bobsled team! #Coolrunnings <3
— CERT (@Certainium) February 21, 2018
Jamaica Women’s Bobsled team! Keep your head up (after the run) much like Jamaica your crucial resources got teef weh, you got a last minute sponsor & are now working hard to get what you deserve after all these years of hard graft.We love unuh bad ✨????#JamaicaBobsled
— Amanda Huxtable (@Soulsis7) February 21, 2018
I have no allegiance with, never been to, know absolutely no one personally who's native of, Jamaica… but I will always root for the pinnacle of success for their bobsled teams #NBColympics #JamaicaBobsled
— Jimmy (@RabidRatt) February 21, 2018
As for the competition, Germany took home Gold, USA took Silver and Canada Bronze. Jamaica didn’t make it to the podium on Wednesday at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from cheering for the squad in good spirits.