ICE queen Mica Moore couldn’t hide her delight after being selected for next month’s Winter Olympics.

The bobsleigh brakewoman will partner driver Mica McNeill in Pyeongchang, South Korea, following a successful World Cup season.

Newport’s Moore, 25, and McNeill, whose funding was withdrawn by the national governing body last September, are part of Great Britain’s 10-strong bobsleigh team.

“It’s incredible,” said Moore after the news of her selection broke yesterday. “I can’t wait to get out to Pyeongchang and represent Great Britain.

“It’s only my second season in bobsleigh and it has gone better than I could have ever imagined.

“It’s all very surreal still and sometimes I have to pinch myself when I’m standing at the start about to go down the ice.

“I’m really enjoying it and we’ve had some great results this season – our fifth place in Whistler is the best result Mica has had in the World Cup.

“My family are so proud of me and it’s great for my dad because he coaches me as well.

“I’m not sure about my grandparents but my mum, dad and boyfriend will be able to come out to Korea to watch me.

“It’s not very long until the Olympics and getting to try the kit on in Stockport also brought home how close it is – I’m so excited.

As for what the goal will be when racing gets under way, she added: “If we can get in the top eight or top six it would be an incredible achievement.”

The British duo had to rely on public donations to allow them to compete this season.

They finished in the top 10 in half of their eight World Cup races and were fourth in the European Championships in Igls in December.

That came 11 months after they were crowned world junior champions in Winterberg at the back end of the previous campaign.

“It was upsetting and devastating when we heard our funding was being taken away,” she said.

“But the British public backed us and we want to repay the faith they showed in us by getting a good result next month.”

Moore took up bobsleigh in 2016 while also competing in track and field.

The former Commonwealth Games relay runner was crowned Welsh 100m champion in 2017.

Meanwhile, McNeill said: “I am so proud to represent Team GB at Pyeongchang 2018. It’s a dream come true to compete at an Olympic Games.

“Four months ago my career was uncertain and to be selected is very emotional but incredible and I’m so excited.”

The Winter Olympics run from February 9-25.