Members of Bobsled Team to Train in Utah


In a bid to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, Jamaica’s bobsled team will move its training camp to Park City, Utah in the USA, for the next three weeks.
While in Utah, the four-member team will engage in a full schedule of training and competition with teams from within the Western hemisphere.
During a brief stop-over in New York City on January 7, national coach, Wayne Thomas told JIS News that he was expecting the team to do well when the Games open in Canada.
“Based on where we are now and looking ahead, it should be a cool run up to the Olympics. We are expecting to be there,” he said.
Acknowledging that the team was new to the sport, coach Thomas said that he was very optimistic after watching the team in training in Jamaica, and that starting with the America’s Cup Challenge in Utah this weekend, he would get a better measure on the team’s level of preparedness at this time.
The America’s Cup Challenge, to be competed for among teams from the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, and the US Virgin Islands, among others, will provide the Jamaican quartet of Hannukkah Wallace, pilot/driver; Ramon Burch, Joel Alexander and Marvin Dixon, brakesmen, with their first major test on the icy slopes.

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