Driver Dudley Stokes, who had suffered a shoulder injury during training, lost control of the sled on a turn, and the team crashed , forcing the sled on its side. Cool Runnings used footage from the actual crash in the film. The team pushed the sled over the finish line as people waved and cheered, just like the film.
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It’s based on a true story, but a member of the unlikely Jamaican bobsled team that inspired the popular Disney film says it’s largely fiction. Dudley “Tal” Stokes, who was on the 1988 Olympic team that inspired ” Cool Runnings ,” took to Reddit in October to set the record straight about what the movie got wrong.
It was a team that led to the classic movie Cool Runnings, where John Candy played the role of Siler as the fictional character Irving Blitzer. So unlike Blitzer, Siler was not stripped of his medals for cheating . His highest finish was fifth in 1980 on the two-man bobsleigh (he also competed in the 1972 Games).
In 1960, Jamaican athletes competed as part of the West Indies Federation team. Jamaica has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1988, with the Jamaica national bobsleigh team achieving some fame. Medals by Summer Games.
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In the actual race, the Jamaicans did crash , but unlike in the movie where a technical error causes the crash , driver’s error in all likelihood caused the crash in real life. Since 1988, the Jamaican bobsled team has continued to improve as a team .
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Well, let me tell you what I see . I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don’t take no crap off of nobody!
The two-man event took place first, with Dudley Stokes and White finishing in 30th position overall.
|Jamaica at the 1988 Winter Olympics|
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Jamaica competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. Its only representatives were the Jamaican bobsleigh team ; they did not win a medal.
According to one estimate, an Olympic bobsled can cost around $50,000.
Bobsleigh is also dangerous. Eighteen per cent of bobsledders reported an injury at Sochi, similar to the rate in Vancouver. And although one person was killed during a training run in luge in Vancouver, injuries in that sport were relatively uncommon: just two per cent of competitors at that Olympics.
A number of bobsled accidents are depicted, and there’s one brief barroom brawl — but no injuries or blood. Expect occasional mild swearing and lots of visible products/logos.
A four-person bobsled with its crew can legally weigh up to 630 kilograms (about 1,389 pounds). A two-man sled can weigh up to 390 kilograms (about 860 pounds ) while a women’s sled can weigh up to 325 kilograms (about 717 pounds ). At its peak velocity, a four-man bobsled can eclipse 90 mph.