Height5' 6"

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 in February as she and Mica Moore placed eighth in PyeongChang.

That success came on the back of a difficult 2017/18 World Cup season in which she launched a successful crowdfunding campaign after a reduction in her level of national funding. 

Prior to the PyeongChang Games, 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 finished inside the top 10 in four of her World Cup races last season and will again lead the GB Women's team in the 2018/19 season, when Montell Douglas and Aleasha Kiddle will join her as her brakewomen.

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 World Junior Championship gold with Moore in Winterberg two days after claiming Europa Cup glory with Douglas at the same track.

Mica finished 16th at her third World Championships in 2017, having placed 12th and 14th in 2016 and 2015 respectively after winning bronze in the Junior Worlds in 2013.

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