The talented young duo finished six-tenths of a second ahead of two home crews on the German track of Winterberg to become GB’s first Junior World Champions since Paula Walker and Rebekah Wilson in 2011 – they went on to compete at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
“It’s a massive result for Great Britain Bobsleigh and the women’s programme and it’s one that these athletes should be very proud of,” said Lee Johnston, Lead Coach for GB Bobsleigh at the Junior World Championships.
“Both Micas performed when it really mattered and to beat the Germans in their own backyard is a real boost. That’s not easy to do but they produced two consistent runs, kept their cool under pressure and executed what they’d been practicing in training. They’ve worked very hard in preparation for this event this week and it’s great to see that hard work pay off.”
Moore, who competed for Wales at the 2014 Commonweath Games as a sprinter, only joined the GB Bobsleigh programme during the summer but has now won four medals with McNeill.
Victory was the second in three days for the GB Women after McNeill piloted former British 100m record holder Montell Douglas to Europa Cup gold at the same track on Thursday.
In the two-man Junior World Championships, Sports Performance graduate Olly Biddulph and Judah Simpson finished 11th, while Brogan Crowley was ninth and Ashleigh Pittaway 11th in the JWC women’s skeleton event.