WELSH Winter Olympian Mica Moore is set to grace next week’s inaugural South Wales Argus Sports Awards at the Celtic Manor following her record-breaking exploits in Pyeongchang.

Moore, from Newport, and teammate Mica McNeill recorded Great Britain’s best ever finish in a women’s Olympic bobsleigh.

Their eighth place was one better than the ninth achieved by Nicola Minichiello and Jackie Davies in Turin 12 years ago.

The world junior champion and Commonwealth Games relay runner has been busy with media commitments since returning from South Korea.

And she has added one more date to her diary in the shape of the sports awards, which take place on Wednesday, March 14.

The ceremony celebrating the great and good of Gwent sport was supposed to be held at Chepstow Racecourse.

However, a water leak means the bash has been moved to the Celtic Manor, where the winners of 14 categories will be crowned in front of family and friends.

Newport County AFC boss Michael Flynn, Dragons and Wales forward Cory Hill and IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby contest the Professional Sports Personality of the Year Award.

Stars of grassroots sport in Gwent are also going to be recognised in categories including young sports personality, coach, junior coach, volunteer and community club of the year.

As for Moore, 25, cheered on in South Korea by mum Lolita, dad Lawrence and boyfriend Curtis Mathews, she is still revelling in her Games experience.

Speaking to Argus Sport last week, she said: “It was amazing to be part of a British team that had its best ever Winter Olympics.

“There were the guys that got the medals, and it was incredible to witness it and have it motivate you, but every other result was so good.

“They were so nice as well and everyone was so supportive. It was nice to know there was a team within the team supporting each other.”

The former Marshfield Primary and Bassaleg School pupil had to rely on the generosity of the public to help her go to the Olympics after funding for women’s bobsleigh was withdrawn.

“It was really emotional before we started the first run because all our training had gone towards that moment and we’d done the fundraising we had to do,” she added.

“On the last run you think ‘in 60 seconds this is all going to be over’, and when we crossed the finish line Mica was really happy and you could see people in the crowd cheering.”

For additional tickets to the awards, email alicia.duggan@gwent-wales.co.uk