Sprint star Mica eyes Commonwealth Games
NEWPORT sprint star Mica Moore is in the running to represent Wales at next year’s Commonwealth Games.
Governing body Welsh Athletics has singled out the 20-year-old former Newport Harrier as one to watch as it gears up for Glasgow 2014.
And it’s easy to see why as Moore, a second year student studying sport and PE at Cardiff Met University, has started the 2013 season in impressive form.
The former Bassaleg School pupil has been competing at elite level since she was 14, specializing in 60m indoors and 100m and 200m outdoors.
She now competes for Cardiff and Cardiff Met and regularly represents Wales at international level.
In 2011 she represented Great Britain Juniors in Germany and at the European Junior Championships in Estonia as part of the 4x100m relay team .
Moore, who is coached by her father Lawrence, is a multiple Welsh champion at age group and senior levels in 60m, 100m and 200m and has also won medals at UK level.
She has won the Welsh Schools Championships at 100m and represented Welsh Schools at the Schools Olympics on two occasions.
But this year she has stepped it up a gear, becoming the Welsh senior 60m champion in Cardiff in January and winning silver in the 60m at the British University Championships last month in a new personal best time of 7.66 seconds to be ranked number one in Wales as an under-23 athlete and fifth in the UK.
Without the National Lottery funding enjoyed by the top athletes, Moore needs to raise money to help her achieve her goal of going to Glasgow and beyond.
She said: “To help me achieve my dream of attending the Commonwealth Games and potentially the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 I need to fund many different aspects of my development including nutrition, biomechanical analysis , specialist coaching, strength and conditioning advice, sports psychology, warm weather training camps, travel and accommodation.”
If you are able to sponsor Moore contact her via email: email@example.com