Jamaica’s One and Only Olympic Skier, Ready for Glory
Racers crouch in the starting gates.
Kerr is ranked 31st in the world in the FIS standings, and proved his chops at Sugar Bowl with a fifth-place finish on February 2 and taking the top spot on the podium on February 3 in the two FIS Nor-Am Cup races. The 23 year old, whose father was Jamaican, is the one and only athlete on the Jamaican Ski Team.
“What [going to Vancouver] means to me is a chance to be part of something so much bigger than yourself,” Kerr says. “The World Cup, the X Games, that’s all about me, what can I do. The Olympics is so much bigger.”