Russell to miss out on bobsled World Cup test
Jamaica's bobsleigh pair of Carrie Russell and Jazmin Fenlator-Victorian will not compete at Saturday's two-woman bobsled World Cup test in Korea, because they did not meet the required five race quota in two years.
Sprinter-turned bobsledder, Russell and her partner created history in January when they won Jamaica's first medal on ice, finishing third in the North American Bobsled Championship, which qualified them for the event in Pyeonchang this Saturday.
However, the team is one race shy of the required number the stipulated period and were forced to forego the event.
"One of Jazmin's old races dropped off the record so we were left with four races and we ended up having problems," Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation president Chris Stoke said.
To compete in the World Cup test, participants need to complete five races in 24 months, but while Fenlator-Victorian did four this year, before that she had not race since February 26, 2015.
Although disappointed, Stokes says the girls continue preparation and will focus their attention of the Olympic qualifiers in October.
"It has been a good season. Our World Cup qualification is next year, so it (world cup test) was about experience and additional racing. They are disappointed because our understanding is that it could have been allowed.
Carrie goes back to running for the rest of the season and Fenlator-Victorian will continue her training. They will resume training in the summer.