October 18, 2018, 16:16

Team GB’s Mica McNeill and Mica Moore sixth after first two heats of women’s bobsleigh

Team GB’s Mica McNeill and Mica Moore sixth after first two heats of women’s bobsleigh

Team GB pair Mica McNeill and Mica Moore were sixth at the halfway point of the women’s two-person bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics.

McNeill and Moore, who crowd-funded their way to the Games after being told their funding was being cut by their governing body in September, were 0.16 seconds off the medal positions.

Pilot McNeill told BBC Sport: “It is very exciting. It’s a brand new track and we haven’t had a lot of time here. It’s a fun track and it’s going well so far.

“We’re looking forward to carrying that into tomorrow. We stand by that we are powered by the people.

“We’d like to thank everybody who has donated to us. It has been incredible and overwhelming support.

“We are excited to read everybody’s messages today and tomorrow night.”

Germany occupied two of the top-three spots, with pilot Mariama Jamanka in gold medal position, 0.46secs ahead of the Britons.

The US sled, piloted by Elana Meyers Taylor, was in silver medal position, 0.07s behind, ahead of Wednesday’s concluding two runs.

Sourse: skysports.com

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