Two Jamaican track and field athletes, Carrie Russell and Audra Segree helped Jamaica women’s sled to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The Jamaica Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (JBSF) made the announcement on January 15, 2018.
Brakeman, Carrie Russell will make her first Winter Games appearance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. A member of the MVP Track Club in Jamaica, she won gold in the 4×100 metres relay at the 2013 World Championships in
Moscow, Russia. This is Russell’s second season with the JBSF.
“This is one of the happiest moments of my life, I never dreamed that I would become a bobsleigh athlete.
Today also marks three years since I lost my father, which makes this journey even more meaningful. I have to thank the Man above that has blessed me with the opportunity to represent my country at this level. I look forward to representing my
Audra Segree has also been selected as a brakeman and will travel to PyeongChang. Segree, an admired track athlete with a personal best of 11.30 seconds in100 metres describes this experience as
“A leap of faith and a dream come true. Later I will be representing my country as one of the first women bobsleigh athletes in the Olympics. I am overwhelmed with joy knowing that I have helped make history for my country. I am really grateful for this experience.”
They will be joined by Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, the pilot for the Jamaica team.
30 years after Jamaica Bobsleigh’s first Olympic appearance, and after undergoing structural reorganization leading into the Olympic season, this achievement is a testament to the strength of the program and excellence of its athletes.