Jamaica was set to make history at Pyeongchang 2018, with the country’s first women’s bobsled team.
The debut woulc come 30 years after the Jamaican men’s team made their debut at the Calgary games.
Unfortunately, the team is now clouded in drama after the apparent ousting of the team’s driving coach Sandra Kiriasis.
Kiriasis has reportedly claimed ownership of the team’s equipment, which some thought might put the team’s debut at risk, but other reports claim that the Jamaican team will run as scheduled.
Jamaica was set to make history at the Winter Olympics next week, with their first women’s bobsled team representing the country at Pyeongchang 2018, 30 years after the Jamaican men’s bobsled team made similar history at the Calgary Winter Games.
But in the past few days a unexpected bit of drama has put the team’s debut in potential jeopardy.
On Wednesday, the team’s coach and former bobsled champion Sandra Kiriasis resigned under somewhat confusing circumstances. According to a report from the BBC, Kiriasis said that the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation forced her out of her role as driving coach and asked her to instead take up the position of track performance analyst. That move would have kept …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Sports