T&T two-man bobsleigh team makes historic medal run at North American Cup Featured

By Sports Desk November 21, 2022 316

The Trinidad and Tobago bobsleigh team of Axel Brown and Shakeel John created history for that country at the North American Cup when they finished fourth in the two-man bobsleigh event in Park City, Utah.

They are also now the second Caribbean country to win medals at the North American Cup as Jamaica has won multiple events and medals from the women monobob, two-woman and two-man bobsled events dating back to the 1990s.

In the North American Cup the first six places win medals and Brown and John clocked a combined time of 1:38.24 (48.81/49.43) to finish behind Canada (1:38.11), USA (1:37.78) and the winning Korean team (1:37.59).

It was a major moment in the sport’s history in the twin-island republic athletes.

 “We’re all coming to terms with the fact that we just made history,” Brown told Newsday.

“Of course, we wanted to be in the top three, but to be racing against the biggest nations in our sport and challenging them on the ice (is great). I can’t wait to see what this team can continue to achieve.”

The history-making team races again Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23.

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