“On This Day In Jamaica Sports History: March 1st”3 min read
On This Day In Jamaica Sports History March 1st
March 1st is a significant day in the history of Jamaica sports, with several memorable events and achievements taking place on this day. From record-breaking performances to historic victories, let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the notable moments in Jamaica’s sports history that occurred on March 1st.
- 2003: Jamaica’s Women’s Bobsled Team makes history On March 1st, 2003, Jamaica’s Women’s Bobsled Team made history by becoming the first Jamaican team to participate in the Women’s Bobsled World Championships, held in Germany. The team, consisting of driver P.J. Bell and brakeman Jennifer Davidson, finished in 16th place, ahead of two other teams. Their historic achievement paved the way for future Jamaican bobsledders to make their mark on the world stage.
- 2009: Jamaica’s Men’s Cricket Team wins the ICC World Cup Qualifier On March 1st, 2009, Jamaica’s Men’s Cricket Team won the ICC World Cup Qualifier, held in South Africa. The team defeated Scotland by 41 runs in the final to secure their spot in the 2011 Cricket World Cup, which was held in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The victory was a significant milestone for Jamaica’s cricket team, as it marked their first major international tournament win since the 1979 World Cup.
- 2015: Jamaica’s Women’s Football Team qualifies for the FIFA Women’s World Cup On March 1st, 2015, Jamaica’s Women’s Football Team made history by qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time ever. The team secured their spot in the tournament by defeating Costa Rica 1-0 in the third-place match of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. The victory was a significant achievement for Jamaica’s football team, as they became the first Caribbean team to qualify for the Women’s World Cup.
- 2019: Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson sets new World Record in the 50m Breaststroke On March 1st, 2019, Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson set a new World Record in the 50m Breaststroke at the FINA Champions Swim Series in Beijing, China. Atkinson completed the race in 28.56 seconds, breaking her own previous World Record of 28.64 seconds, which she had set in 2016. The achievement made Atkinson the first Jamaican swimmer to hold a World Record, and cemented her status as one of Jamaica’s greatest ever swimmers.
- 2020: Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins the Women’s 60m at the World Indoor Championships On March 1st, 2020, Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the Women’s 60m at the World Indoor Championships, held in Nanjing, China. Fraser-Pryce completed the race in a time of 7.16 seconds, edging out American sprinter Javianne Oliver by just 0.01 seconds. The victory was a significant achievement for Fraser-Pryce, who became the first Jamaican woman to win the Women’s 60m at the World Indoor Championships.
Conclusion March 1st has been a memorable day in Jamaica’s sports history, with significant achievements in various sports, including bobsled, cricket, football, swimming, and athletics. These events and achievements have helped to put Jamaica on the map as a powerhouse in the world of sports