MICA Moore returns to the athletics track this weekend after hitting the headlines thanks to her Winter Olympics exploits in South Korea earlier this year.

The 25-year-old from Newport is set to go in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the Loughborough International meeting, which takes place on Sunday.

Back in February, Moore and Mica McNeill finished eighth in the women’s bobsleigh – an Olympic best for any British female crew – on their Games debuts.

“I really like coming back to athletics,” she told the BBC. “It brings me a bit of relaxation because bobsleigh’s so fast-paced and scary at times.

“I am a little bit nervous and I don’t know why. I probably get this nervous every year but just forget about it by the end of the year.

“I hope people don’t look at me differently. I still just class myself as a Welsh sprinter.”

The comedown after Pyeongchang left Moore with a case of the post-Olympic blues, but the chance to put on her running spikes again is helping the 2017 Welsh 100m champion to re-focus.

“You feel like it’s all over now and you don’t really have a role to play,” she added. “I just felt really empty inside.

“But I feel a lot better now and it’s nice that I’m able to come back to athletics and have a structure and routine.

“The couch potato side of me would love a summer off, but I really enjoy doing athletics in the summer.”

Moore and McNeill had to ask the British public for help last September after their governing body withdrew funding for the women’s team.

They managed to raise more than £40,000 through crowdfunding and were more than happy to prove a point with their record-breaking performance in Korea.

It is understood that the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association has applied to UK Sport for funding for the next Olympic cycle and hopes this will cover both its men’s and women’s programmes.

A member of the Welsh women’s sprint relay team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Moore will continue to train within the GB Bobsleigh programme this summer while competing on the track.

She had hoped for an Olympics and Commonwealths double this year but prioritised the former, although the rare feat is still on her radar for 2022.

“It would be amazing,” she said. “This year I was absolutely gutted I couldn’t go to the Commonwealth Games.

“I’d love to represent Wales again on the Commonwealth stage and if that was alongside an Olympic Games I think that would probably top off my career.”