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Video Of Jamaica's Entrance Into Winter Olympics Takes Internet By Storm
2 months ago

Remember the 1993 cult hit Cool Runnings, a film that chronicled a Jamaican bobsled team's attempt to qualify for the Winter Olympics?

It was awesome and it had John Candy and a message to believe in yourself and shoot for the moon. People who were eight when the movie came out might be surprised to discover that it is (sort of, loosely) based on a true story from the Calgary Olympics thirty years ago.

And it just so happens that the moment of the all-female reboot has brought the world the first Jamaican women's bobsled team to qualify and compete in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. 

The team chose to celebrate their nation's historic first with an entrance that will live forever. 

Such infinite radness. In the sometimes stuffy pomp and circumstance of this global event, the Jamaican team's personality stood out. Way out, which was so, so welcome. 

See also: Tonga.

A glossy chest is fine, but it cannot compete with the enthusiasm of these women.

Their iconic groove entrance immediately catapulted the Cinderella-story team into Olympic viewers' hearts.

As epic as their entrance was, the story behind the team's inception is even better. Team pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian spoke about their competitive spirit being representative of the potential in all people, but especially little brown-skinned kids that until now haven't had any role models in this field.

Fenlator-Victorian told Yahoo Sports:

It’s important for me that little girls and little boys see someone who looks like them, talks like them, has the same culture as them, has the same crazy, curly hair and wears it natural, has brown skin, included in different things in this world. When you grow up and you don’t see that, you feel that you can’t do it. And that is not right. So, coming back home to Jamaica, I wanted my Jamaican people to see they could do it. And there is not just one path that way or one path this way to get out of poverty, to make money or to make a name for themselves. If they want to be a Winter Olympian and do alpine skiing, now they see their fellow Jamaicans doing it.

So yeah, we're fulfilling a 30-year prophecy and rooting for the Jamaican bobsled team!



H/T: Yahoo Sports