Benjamin Alexander has written new pages of history in Beijing
For the first time in the history of the Winter Olympics, Jamaica had a representative in alpine skiing. Benjamin Alexander has written new pages of sports history in Jamaica. He competed in the giant slalom race and took 46th place. The giant slalom races were held under very difficult conditions, so many better skiers than Alexander had to give up. “This was incredibly difficult,” said the 38-year-old, who was a very successful DJ until a few years ago. Alexander has shown that everything is possible in life since he competed in the Olympics and drove the first race of his career just two years ago. “This was for all those who said that I had no place in skiing. Take your children to winter sports training earlier. Let’s change things. Thanks!”
Benjamin finished his first race at the Olympic Games more than a minute behind the first-place finisher, but by participating and finishing the race, he entered the history of sports in Jamaica. “I am just tired. I want a massage and a beer. This was the hardest thing I had ever done. But I wanted to finish the race. Some of the best competitors in the world were left without a place, I am ahead of them. It was important for me to have fun and avoid injury. You know I drove the first race just two years ago. Of course, it was impossible for me to compete with the guys who have been doing this for 20 years, I haven’t even tried. I just wanted to finish the races “, concluded Alexander.
On Saturday, in addition to Alexander, his colleague from the Jamaican Olympic team, Jazmine Victorian-Fenlator, also competed. She is in 19th place after two monobob races. For a girl born in New Jersey who has been competing for Jamaica for several years now, it is also a great success to have the opportunity to compete with the best girls in the discipline held for the first time at the Olympic Games. Jazmine is almost 5 seconds behind the first place, and the remaining two races are held on Monday.