The 1993 film, Cool Runnings, is a sports comedy about the first Jamaican bobsled team. It was directed by Jon Turlteltaub. This film’s story was written by Lynn Siefert and Michael Ritchie. Its screenplay was written by Lynn Siefert, Tommy Swerdlow, and Michael Goldberg. The main characters consist of Derice Bannock (Leon), Sanka Coffie (Doug E. Doug), Junior Bevil (Rawle D. Lewis), Yul Brenner (Malik Yoba), and Irving “Irv” Blitzer (John Candy) (IMDb).
I had a personal connection with this passage as I am a runner myself. The feeling of jumping out of the blocks is adrenaline charged. It is exhilarating and nerve-wracking at the same time. To getting to the last corner, the last 50 meters, is where it’s so painful you just want to quit. You want to stop. But you continue to push yourself until you get over the finish line. As you get over the finish line and congratulate your opponents, you want to do it all over again. To have your leg and passion taken away from you is something I would never want. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone because it takes away so much, just like it did for Jessica.
pioneers, and Rhoden acknowledges the good events and also describes the impact of the bad events. The highs and the lows, the strengths and weaknesses, the good points and the shortcomings are all crucial in understanding integration and where the athletes stand as history
I stood at the top of the hill. It was Regional day. My team and I trained all year for that day. The sun was shining and the snow was crisp—just like the air. The wind was silent and allowed the clamor of the festivities to hang in the air undisturbed. I could hear everything. The chanting of names and times from the loudspeaker. The racers’ skis slicing into the snow. My favorite rhythmic clapping of shins on gates. Then, to my surprise, “Tylor Kistler, bib 156?” a pause, “racer may go when ready”. Oh no. If my mind wasn’t racing before, it was racing then. All my thoughts jumbled into a chaotic scream.
Jamaica got their independence from the British during 1962 which caused them a lot of trouble,they did not know how to control their economy and basically this led to the country becoming extremely impoverished. The film sort of begins by showing how powdered milk from America has destroyed the Jamaican fresh milk industry. The one remaining market for Jamaica, bananas,England is threatened by Chiquita, Dole,Del Monte companies who think that even one Jamaican banana is threatening to their profit. Latin American banana farmers earn up to only one dollar a day, Jamaicans cannot live off of that, no one can. Other markets reflect on the same policies, Idaho potatoes
“Final call girl’s four by eight-hundred-meter relay” called the official. The Ontario Track girl’s four by eight-meter team trooped up to lane one, in unison. I would not have wanted to be racing with anyone else but my relay family. We had trained all season for this one race. Every workout, asthma attack, tear, and shin splint has lead up to this one race to break a twenty year old school record. As we jogged with the official from the bullpen to the starting line, the crowd had uproars of excitement for the athletes. An immense smile grew across my face, not only from the ecstatic crowd, but from the anticipation to race. I approached the starting line, in the first lane, while my teammates arrayed along the fence with the other second,
Track represents the major skills needed in my life; leadership, talent and comfort. Track was introduced to me from my basketball coach. The situation was mostly an eye for an eye, but instead it was he coached, I ran. The diversity of races and field events was extremely new to me.
“Good Job keep going, you can do it, run run faster, you got this!” These were the words coming from the audience as I was finishing my last 100 meters in the cold, pouring, rain during sectionals. I was in second place in my heat and my heart was thumping and I couldn't see through the water stains on my glasses, but I heard someone someone breathing hard and their spikes hitting the track as they ran behind me and I knew I had to push even harder.I remembered the rough trading I had in practice and knew I could do it.
Athleticism in Canada has shown how Canada’s diversity has evolved because we support black athletes, such as Donovan Bailey, to achieve their athletic goals, and become role models to other young Canadians. Donovan Bailey is also a Jamaican born who immigrated to Canada at the age of thirteen. Prior to pursuing sprinting in 1993, he began a business for marketing and investment. Upon his decision to focus on track and field, Bailey attended numerous track championships- winning countless “hundred meter” and relay titles. What makes him very significant to Canadian history is that he is the first Canadian in a hundred meter race to break the “10 second barrier”; additionally, he maintained the title as the world’s fastest man, until Usain Bolt claimed the title in the 2008 Olympic Summer Games. After his retirement, Donovan Bailey did not become a silent contributor. He developed a company called, DBX Sport Management, as well as opening a sport injury clinic in Oakville, Ontario. The purpose of his business is, to help young athletes find paths to promoting their own. Although he now resides in a neighbouring country, his action still impact on Canada’s identity.
The film compares a tourist's experience in Jamaica to a native’s experience. This parallel narrative allows the audience to see the juxtaposition of a tourist's experience versus the lives of the natives. This narrative allows the audience to go deeper into the history of the country’s financial crisis. For example, as the movie spans images of tourists eating there is a voiceover that says, "When you sit down to eat your delicious meal, it's better that you don't know that most of what you are eating came off a ship from Miami. There is a world of something in this, but I can't go into it right now." The cinematic structure of the documentary allows the audience to see the reality of the natives and compare it to their own reality. This allows the audience to connect to the country on a deeper level. Using contrast as a cinematic tool allows the audience to see how Jamaica and their citizens are different and yet the same as themselves. For example, as the clip spans over Kensington a voice over states, “ Every native would like to find a way out. Every native would like a rest. Every native would like a tour. But some natives, most natives in the world, cannot go anywhere. They’re too poor to escape the realities of their lives.” The film connects the audience by allowing them to relate with Jamaicans on tourism and the privileges that go along with
My lungs were burning. The wind whipped past my face as I listened to the echos of the cheering crowd. I could see the straight white ribbon stretched across the finish line. I remember complete euphoria as I tore past that ribbon first. Sweat dripping into my eyes, I smiled as I walked off the track. The weight of the gold metal on my chest, was a glorious symbol of all my hard work. I would never get another one for sprinting again.
This movie was a great and interesting documentary. This documentary was based on guys playing for Team USA in wheel chair rugby. They were guys that were trying to make a big adjustment to life by playing wheelchair rugby. It also gave a brief history about one of Team USA’s former players. It also documents the lives of some of these players that are on the team on how successful they are.
Walking up to the starting line always gives me butterflies in my stomach. Looking over in the other lanes, seeing family and teammates alongside the track, waiting for the official to shoot the starting gun all adds to the feeling. Running track fills me with multiple feelings and pushes my physical limits.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are here, which means that snowboarders, skiers, sledders, and many other people get to show off their skills in the most prolific sports events of all time. Winning gold is every athletes’ goal and dream, but just making it into the Olympics is a great achievement itself, and shows how skilled you are. The events, competitors, and history of the Olympics are all huge topics that can be explored and elaborated on endlessly. A single event can be used for many essays and reports, which this essay is an example of.