With the Covid-19 causing all sorts of disruption, the Jamaican bobsleigh team has gotten very creative – bizarre almost – with their training methods.
The trio consisting of sled pilot Shanwayne Stephen, Dy’Neal Fe’ssal, and Matthew Wilson, have been using a MINI Convertible for their training in UK’s largest indoor slope at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead.
They would push the MINI Convertible, wrapped in the colours of the Jamaican flag, up and down the snowy slopes for the ultimate resistance training.
When the UK was in lockdown earlier this year, the team stayed fit in their self-built gym at home while using the MINI as a makeshift prowler.
The trio are currently training to qualify for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, while their next major event will be the World Championships in Lake Placid, New York, in February 2021.
Shanwayne said, “Matt and Dy’Neal are new to the team and they have never been in a bobsled or even seen one yet! Pushing the MINI here may seem like a bit of fun but this has been an important exercise.”
He added, “The Snow Centre is only -3 degrees, that’s pretty mild compared to what we’re normally in, and they’re already complaining about the cold!”