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“Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme.”

Thirty years after a team of bobsled legends from Jamaica took over pop culture by making a surprise appearance in the 1988 Winter Olympics, this nation is in the news once again.

For the first time ever, a female bobsled team from Jamaica will compete in the Olympics. It will come next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

“Over the weekend, the Jamaican women’s bobsled team, coached by former German Olympic medal bobsledder Sandra Kiriasis, became the first female athletes from Jamaica to qualify for the Olympics,” Deadspin noted.

Team pilot, Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, competed in Sochi as a member of the United States team back in 2014. But she has since switched to her father’s home country.

“Pyeongchang will be my second appearance at the Winter Games, but it is just as special as my first,” she said, via The Sun. “This time I have the opportunity to represent my other home – Jamaica – and make history as the first female team representing the country in the Winter Olympic Games.”

The 1988 Men’s Jamaican bobsled team was the subject of the 1993 Hollywood hit Cool Runnings, starring the late John Candy. It put that team in the consciousness of the sports world. Thirty years later, this group of women will look to do the same.

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