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Jamaica fail in Bobsleigh medal bid

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24/7

Fan favourites Jamaica, failed to make it into the final run of the two-man bobsleigh in Sochi.

The team consisting of Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon finished 29 out of the 30 competing teams, thanks to the Serbian team pulling out.

The Jamaican squad, called "Cool Runnings, the second generation" by Watts finished their third run over two seconds behind leaders Russia, nearly seven seconds behind overall.

The two-man team almost didn't make the finals after a funding issue put their place in doubt. However, after an online campaign, the required funds were donated meaning that the team could compete.

The team gained popularity by being compared to the Jamaican squad that captured the imagination in Calgary in 1988. The film about their appearance was an inspiration for this year's team.

The British squad also failed to make it into the final run, finishing 23rd overall. They missed the cut by 0.35 seconds, the Netherlands snatching the last qualification place for the final run.

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