CaribWorldNews, VANCOUVER, Canada, Fri. Feb. 19, 2010: Jamaican American skier, Errol Kerr, is set to represent Jamaica on the ice at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver this Sunday.
Kerr is set to compete in the Men`s Ski Cross competition which is set for Feb. 21 at 9:15 a.m. PST. The qualifiers for the event will take place at Cypress Mountain. Kerr currently is the only athlete in the Jamaican Ski Team.
Kerr has made history and attracted tremendous media attention by becoming the first Jamaican to qualify to compete as a skier under the flag at the winter Olympics. Kerr`s father is a Jamaican but he was born in Truckee, California. Kerr started skiing at age 4 and started racing competitively at age 11, and as a kid he also raced BMX and motocross. The multi-disciplined Kerr eventually found his niche in skicross.
He made his World Cup debut in January 2008 with a twelfth place in Les Contamines, and followed up with an eighth place in Meiringen-Hasliberg in March. He opened the 2008–09 season with a thirtieth place in St. Johann in Tirol and a fifteenth place in Lake Placid, and then tenth place worldwide at the skicross world championships, 2009 in Japan.