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Jamaican bobsleigh team lose luggage en-route to Russia

FRUSTRATED: Winston Watts (PA)

JAMAICA’S BOBSLEIGH team have missed training after they lost their luggage while travelling to the Winter Olympics in Russia.

The Caribbean underdogs, who managed to qualify by the skin of their teeth for the 2014 Sochi Games, have been left frustrated by the mishap which has undermined the two-man crew’s preparation.

Driver Winston Watts and brakeman Marvin Dixon are the first Jamaicans to compete at the Games in 12 years.

Speaking about the set-back, the 46-year-old Watts, who came out of retirement for the event, said: “It's really frustrating.

“We have just got all the funding together and have arrived at the Olympics but then this happens.”

The team from the Caribbean island has taken an iconic status in the sport following the 1993 movie Cool Runnings which showed the story of the Jamaican four-man bobsleigh team at the 1988 Canadian Games.

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