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Driver Jazmine Fenlator Victorian and Carrie Russell of Jamaica start their first heat

Jamaica finished in 19th position in the 20 - team women's bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea after Wednesday's third and fourth heats at the Olympic Sliding Centre.

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell made history on Wednesday as the first female bobsledders from Jamaica to compete at the Winter Olympics, 30 years on from their male counterparts that inspired the film "Cool Runnings", despite plenty of upheaval in the build-up that included the resignation of the team's coach.

The Jamaican team ran into difficulty last week after their coach, German Sandra Kiriasis, a 2006 bobsleigh gold medal victor, left the Jamaican setup and took the team's only sleigh which she said belonged to her.

They follow in the footsteps of Jamaica's bobsled team at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

Jamaican brewery Red Stripe stepped in and bought the team a new sled.

"We came to Pyeongchang to struggle, suffer, and try to win the race".

Germany's Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz won the gold.

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"It means a lot this year", Pulito said.

"Regardless of the issue, not having a coach, mechanical trouble, we're going to hold our heads high and keep building".

The sled arrived just in time and was given the name "Mr Cool Bolt" in homage to both Jamaican Usain Bolt and, of course, the movie Cool Runnings.

Fenalator-Victorian, who competed for United States of America as a push-athlete at Sochi 2014, served as the pilot, while Russell, who won a gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships in 2013, was used as the push and brakeman.

"It wasn't necessarily the result we were looking for", admitted Fenlator-Victorian.


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