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McNeill ready for a summer of sprint and weight training

May 29, 2013 10:42 am

British bobsleigh pilot Mica McNeill insists her summer is sorted as she prepares to lay down the foundations for her bid to reach next year’s Olympics in Sochi.

McNeill, still classified as a junior, placed 20th in the end of season FIBT two-woman rankings and as the second best British pilot behind Paula Walker in 11th.

Another junior in Victoria Olaoye placed 23rd with Britain likely to be able to field only two crews at the Olympics in Sochi, much like they did in Vancouver in 2010.

McNeill made one World Cup appearance and won world junior bronze last season having claimed silver at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics the previous campaign.

And the 19-year-old knows full well what’s in store over the summer and what to do to be best placed to earn selection for next year’s Olympics in Sochi.

“I am definitely aiming for Sochi. It would be an amazing thing to be selected. This summer, I have a lot of training planned,” said McNeill, who finished 20th at this year’s World Championships.

“It will be a mixture of both sprint training and weight training to get as fast and strong as possible. GB bobsleigh are also running a lot of training camps and organising testing weekends so I will also be attending those.”

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