May He Win …Jamaican makes history at Youth Olympic Games

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February 19, 2016
@Normal:Daniel Mayhew during a recent workout session at the Technique Lab in Half-Way Tree.

Jamaica's Daniel Mayhew will make history when he competes in the monobob competition at the Youth Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, tomorrow.

The 17-year-old Charlemont High School student is the first Jamaican to compete at a Youth Olympics and will join the senior bobsled teams as Jamaicans competing at Winter Olympic events.

Mayhew only stepped into a bobsleigh for the first time a mere 11 months ago at a Swiss training camp.

"Going to the Olympic Games is a really extraordinary feeling.

"When I finished my qualifying run and knew that I qualified, it was an overwhelming feeling. I am hoping to get a medal, possibly even the gold.

"The potential is there for me to do it. All I have to do is listen to my coach, and I know I can come out on top," he said.

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