Mica
McNeill

Age26
Height5' 6"
Weight70kg

Mica McNeill has established herself as one of the standout performers in British Bobsleigh after a superb debut Olympic Games in 2018.

Mica piloted Team GB to the country's best-ever female Olympic finish as she and Mica Moore placed eighth in PyeongChang.

She recorded a career-best fourth at the World Cup event in Altenberg in January 2019 and was sixth in Konigssee and then fifth in St Moritz the same month.

Despite seeing her 2019/20 season disrupted by illness and injury, Mica was eighth at the 2020 World Championships in Altenberg - the same result she achieved in La Plagne in January and St Moritz in February.

Prior to the PyeongChang Games and on the back of a successful crowdfunding campaign after a reduction in her level of national funding, Mica drove GB to the nation's best Women’s World Cup result in almost nine years as she and Moore finished equal fifth in Whistler in November 2017. That bettered Mica's previous highest results of seventh in Konigssee in 2016 and joint seventh in St Moritz in January 2017.

Mica joined the British Bobsleigh programme in 2010 after former World Champion Nicola Minichiello visited her school looking for athletes to compete at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2012. The former County Durham netballer and hockey player duly competed at the Youth Olympics in Igls, winning a silver medal alongside now Commonwealth long jump Siver medalist Jazmin Sawyers.

She went on to taste North American Cup success when she won gold in Calgary in 2012 and she picked up four NAC medals in as many races in 2016/17 with three silvers and a bronze. Mica backed up that success with three top 10 World Cup finishes in 2016/17 and enjoyed a double celebration in January 2017 when she won Junior World Championship gold with Moore in Winterberg two days after claiming Europa Cup glory with Montell Douglas at the same track.

Having also previously won bronze at the Junior Worlds in 2013, she finished 12th at her fourth Senior World Championships in 2019, after placing 14th, 12th and 16th in 2015, '16 and '17 respectively.

Mica in her own words...

  • Nickname: Meesh
  • Most likely to be spotted: watching Netflix
  • Least likely to be found: cycling
  • Me in three: fun, focussed, northern
  • Random fact: I carried the Olympic Torch in 2012
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I’d have gone to university to study Sport Science, probably with the aim of becoming a teacher