McNeill and Moore bounce back from crash to secure World Cup seventh in St Moritz

McNeill and Moore bounce back from crash to secure World Cup seventh in St Moritz

13 January 2018 / 12:49

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore will never have a seventh-placed World Cup finish as impressive and important as this weekend’s display in St Moritz.

Crashing out last week and sent hurtling down the track, their appearance this weekend had seemed in doubt – at least to everyone except them.

But, having vowed to come back stronger, they made the talk more than about words to secure a top-ten bobsleigh performance in Switzerland.

The countdown to PyeongChang 2018 is getting ever closer but this performance was about more than what may come in the future for the British pair.

McNeill and Moore stopped the clock in seventh after their first run with a time of 1:08.50, a position they comfortably defended having picked up nearly half a second in their next effort, totalling 2:16.15 for their morning’s work.

At the top of the leaderboard there was no stopping Elana Meyers Taylor alongside Lola Jones, the Americans topping the podium for the first time this season with the quickest times in both runs.

Her combined effort of 2:15.27 was more than two tenths of a second ahead of her closest challengers, also backing up the five consecutive podiums upon which she started the season.

Mariama Jamanka and Annika Drazek took second, while third place went to her German compatriots Stephanie Schneider and Lisa Buckwitz.

The two-man team were also in action as Bradley Hall and Joel Fearon took to the ice, qualifying for the second run before finishing as the 18th fastest pair.

Team GB will confirm their bobsleigh team for the PyeongChang Olympics later this month.

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