Shauna Coxsey

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Shauna Coxsey
Shauna Coxsey GBR 2017-08-19 2214.jpg
Coxsey in August 2017
Personal information
Born (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 26)
Runcorn, Cheshire, England
Height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
WebsiteShaunaCoxsey.co.uk
Climbing career
Type of climberBouldering
Highest grade
Known forWinning the Bouldering World Cup in 2016 and 2017
Updated on November 13, 2017.

Shauna Coxsey MBE (born 27 January 1993) is an English professional rock climber.[1] She is known for winning the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in 2016 and 2017.[2]

Early life[edit]

Coxsey was born and raised in Runcorn, Cheshire. She began climbing at age four, after being inspired by seeing French climber Catherine Destivelle on television climbing in Mali.[3]

Shauna Coxsey climbing at the Boulder World Cup finals in Munich, August 2017

Career[edit]

Coxsey is mainly active in competition climbing and has participated in several international competitions in bouldering. In 2012, Coxsey was sponsored by Five Ten. She is also sponsored by Red Bull, Adidas and the Climbing Hangar in Liverpool.

In 2012, she won the 9th edition of the competition Melloblocco, and she placed 2nd in the World Cup stages in Log-Dragomer and Innsbruck.[4]

In 2013, she sent (ascended cleanly) her first problem graded 8B (V13)  when she climbed Nuthin' But Sunshine in Rocky Mountain National Park.[5] In November, she was appointed one of the UK's first British Mountaineering Council Ambassadors.[6]

In 2014, Coxsey placed second overall in the IFSC Bouldering World Cup.,[7] and fourth at the Bouldering World Championships in Munich.[8] In the same year, she became the third female ever to boulder 8B+ (V14) when she topped New Baseline in Magic Wood near Chur, Switzerland.[9]

In late 2016, she suffered a shoulder injury, preventing her from competing in that year's Bouldering World Championships[4] despite topping the overall standings in the Bouldering World Cup,.[10]

In 2017, she won four Bouldering World Cup stages,[4] and secured the overall 2017 title.[2]

Coxsey was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to climbing.[11][12]

Rankings[edit]

Climbing World Cup[2][edit]

Discipline 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Lead - - - - - - - 30 -
Bouldering 38 19 3 4 2 2 1 1 9
Speed - - - - - - - - -
Combined - - - - - - - 3 -

Climbing World Championships[edit]

Youth[4]

Discipline 2008
Youth B
2009
Youth A
Lead 9 19

Adult[4]

Discipline 2011 2012 2014 2016 2018
Bouldering 16 4 -

Number of medals in the Climbing World Cup[edit]

Bouldering[4][edit]

Season Gold Silver Bronze Total
2012 3 3
2013 1 2 3
2014 2 3 1 6
2015 1 3 4
2016 4 2 6
2017 4 2 6
2018 0
2019 1 1 2
Total 11 12 7 30

Outdoor bouldering[edit]

Coxsey is the first British female to climb the V12, V13, and V14 grades.

V14 (8B+):

  • New Base Line – Magic Wood (SWI) – 12 July 2014 – First female ascent of Bernd Zangerl's Boulder (2002)[13]

V13 (8B):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tokyo 2020 Olympics: British climber Shauna Coxsey confirms bid to compete at Games". BBC Sport. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c IFSC, ed. (20 July 2017). "World Cup Rankings". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  3. ^ Coxsey, Shauna (10 April 2017). "The Paywall". Shauna Coxsey's blog.
  4. ^ a b c d e f IFSC, ed. (20 July 2017). "Coxsey's profile and rankings". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  5. ^ Chris Parker (27 June 2013). "Shauna Coxsey Cranks First Female Ascent of Nuthin' But Sunshine – V13". rockandice.com. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Inspirational climbers become BMC Ambassadors". thebmc.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Shauna Coxsey Runner-up in IFSC Climbing World Cup". ifsc-climbing.org.
  8. ^ "Results of the IFSC World Championships Munich 2014 – Boulder". ifsc-climbing.org.
  9. ^ "Shauna Coxsey sets a New Baseline for Britain". thebmc.co.uk.
  10. ^ McCracken, Steven (26 September 2016). "Ondra Retains Crown at 2016 Paris World Championships". Vertical Gear.
  11. ^ "No. 61608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2016. p. B17.
  12. ^ The Queen's Birthday Honours 2016, Cabinet Office, 10 June 2016, retrieved 10 June 2016
  13. ^ "Shauna Coxsey climbs New Base Line, third female V14 ever". OnBouldering.com. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Shauna Coxsey climbs Ropes of Maui". OnBouldering.com. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  15. ^ "One Summer in Paradise, another 8B for Coxsey". OnBouldering.com. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  16. ^ Duncan Campbell (April 2014). "Shauna Coxsey Climbs 2nd 8B". UKClimbing.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  17. ^ Björn Pohl (June 2013). "VIDEO: Shauna Coxsey climbs Nuthin' but sunshine, 8B". UKClimbing.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016.

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