Pilot Axel Brown and brakeman Andre Marcano, T&T’s representative at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in China, was carded for the two-man bobsleigh event on Thursday.
Team TTO reported that British-born Brown and Marcano, T&T’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony, kicked official training on Thursday morning just around 2.55 am in heat one and two at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre, speeding off in position number 11 out of the 30-nation field.
Heat three and four will take place on Friday from 2.10 am with teams racing from the opposite order.
T&T will start in the 20th spot.
“On Saturday, the final training day, T&T will face off the starter from the 28th position at 12.40 am.”
This is all in preparation for the start of the competition on Monday from 8.05 am.
“Heat two is later at 9.40 am while heat three will be the following day (February 15) from 8.15 am. The medal race/heat four will unfold later at 9.50 am.”