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McNeill and Moore fight back to bobsleigh top ten as Meyers Taylor and Jones top the pile

McNeill and Moore fight back to bobsleigh top ten as Meyers Taylor and Jones top the pile
By Sportsbeat

13/01/2018 at 13:08Updated 13/01/2018 at 13:19

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore may 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 hurtling down the track – at times on their heads – 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, though there was no stopping Elena Meyers Taylor and Lola Jones who took the victory.

PyeongChang 2018 is getting ever closer but this British performance was about more than what may come in the future for the British pair, delighted just to be on the track after looking unsteady on their feet just seven days previous.

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.

They were still a long way drift of Meyers Taylor and Jones however, the Americans topping the podium for the first time this season with the quickest times in both runs.

Their 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.

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