Bobsleigh World Championships: Mica Moore & Bruce Tasker in Great Britain squad

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Meet the Welsh sprinter-turned-bobsleigh rider Mica Moore.
Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships
Venue: Konigssee, Germany Date: 17-24 February
Coverage: Live coverage on Connected TV, BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website

Wales' Mica Moore and Bruce Tasker have been named in the Great Britain bobsleigh crews for the World Championships in Konigssee, Germany.

Moore joins Mica McNeill in the women's event on Friday and Saturday.

Tasker is partnered by Joel Fearon, while Sam Blanchet teams up with Brad Hall in the two-man competition on Saturday and Sunday.

Commonwealth Games sprinter Moore only started her bobsleigh career last summer.

The 24-year-old from Newport will look to build on last month's World Junior Championships gold with McNeill in Winterberg.

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Bruce Tasker: Welsh bobsleigher previews the 2017 World Championships

Montell Douglas misses out on a World Championships place after returning home to receive treatment on a hamstring injury, with a view to being fit for the final World Cup race of the season in Pyeongchang next month, which doubles up as the Olympic Test event.

Tasker and Fearon will be looking to go one better than their showing in Igls last season when they came close to bagging a bronze medal in their fourth-place finish.

After this week's action, the four-man competition takes place on 25 and 26 February, with the final make-up of those GB crews to be announced next week.

The full squad had already been announced, with Lamin Deen and Hall set to pilot the four-man sleds and Tasker and former Olympic gold medallist Mark Lewis-Francis among the men competing for a place.

BBC Coverage

All times are GMT. Fixtures and event start times are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made. Coverage on BBC Red Button and Connected TV can be subject to late schedule changes.

Friday, 24 February

10:00-11:30 & 12:00-13:30, Men's skeleton, BBC Red Button and online

14:00-15:10 & 16:00-17:10, Women's skeleton, BBC Red Button and online

Saturday, 25 February

07:30-08:40 & 09:30-10:25, Women's Skeleton - runs three and four, BBC Red Button and online

12:30-13:50, Four-man bobsleigh - first run, BBC Red Button and online

14:20-15:45, Four-man bobsleigh - second run, Connected TV and online

Sunday, 26 February

07:30-09:00 & 09:30-10:25 - Men's Skeleton - runs three and four, BBC Red Button and online

12:30-13:50 & 14:20-15:15 - Four-man Bobsleigh - runs three and four, BBC Red Button and online

15:00-17:00 - Highlights, BBC Two

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