MICA Moore believes time will be on her side if she wants to complete a Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games double in four years.

Moore had been targeting the rare feat of participating in both major events this year but missed out on a trip to Australia’s Gold Coast for the latter.

Her Olympic debut in South Korea more than made up for that disappointment, with an eighth-place finish in the women’s bobsleigh alongside Mica McNeill earning her plenty of plaudits.

The 25-year-old sprinter from Newport is set to resume her athletics training under the watchful eye of dad Lawrence, who has coached his daughter since she was 17.

She enjoyed her most consistent season on the track in 2017, winning 100m gold at the Welsh Championships and setting a new personal best over the distance.

But with a very short turnaround between the Pyeongchang Olympics and Commonwealth Games, Moore, in the end, had to settle for one rather than two.

“I think the standard for the Gold Coast was 11.30 seconds and I ran 11.64,” she said.

“Most people would be gutted to miss out after running that time but last summer was the best competitive season in athletics I think I’ve ever had.

“The times I was running were the most consistent they’d ever been and it would have been cool to get the standard and go to Australia.

“But, in reality, to try and peak for the Olympics and Gold Coast would have been really difficult.

“To go to one of the events is amazing, and maybe I can qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in four years.

“If I was going to try and qualify for that and the next Winter Olympics I’d have a bit more time to do it.

“This year, because the Commonwealths are in April, you almost have a year less to qualify.

“Hopefully the next one could be more achievable because I’ve got a few more summers to get into the swing of things.”

While she missed out in the 100m, Moore also saw her chances of an appearance in the relay Down Under fall by the wayside.

“I was running last summer but there were a few injuries for the other girls who were in the team previously and they couldn’t commit to the relay programme,” she added.

“It’s a shame because it would have been nice to go again as a relay squad but it just wasn’t to be this time.

“Because it’s such an expensive Games to go to everyone has to get a standard, and even people with B standards are struggling to go.

“It’s a really tough one but obviously the next one is a home Games so hopefully there’ll be enough funding in place to have a really big team.

“We’ve already spoken to the girls who were in the relay last time and I know a lot of them are keen to try and qualify a team for Birmingham.”

Moore, who ran for Wales in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, could still be heading to Australia if her decathlete boyfriend Curtis Mathews gets the required standard in his discipline.