VIDEO: Shauna Coxsey Wins GOLD At World Cup

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor May/2014
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+Shauna Coxsey after winning her first gold medal at Grindelwald, Switzerland 2014, 86 kb
Shauna Coxsey after winning her first gold medal at Grindelwald, Switzerland 2014
UKC News, May 2014
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Yesterday Shauna Coxsey won gold at the Grindelwald round of the 2014 Bouldering World Cup.

We hope to be in touch with Shauna and fellow GB team member Mina Leslie-Wujastyk soon for a full report on the event, but until then, here's a brief run down of Shauna's win, with video times (check out the action in the IFSC video replay below). 

50:45  Shauna tackles final problem one and manages a cool flash of this balancy technical bloc.

1:17:30 Shauna fights on problem two taking a a few falls trying to stick a tough move leftwards, then switches sequence, leaping for the holds and does it next go to the top.

1:43:05  Problem three and another flash, with an awesome dynamic dropdown leftwards on to a large black volume. That is 3 'tops' in seven attempts at this point.

2.13:06 - Shauna falls on the first try at this horizontal problem, leaving her three more attempts to climb the boulder to win... she then falls on her second try, but goes on to complete the problem on her third attempt with a slight tweak of technique, not using the headjam on the traverse rightwards. Shaun grabs the finishing hold with relative ease, and swings, both feet cutting loose, looking to enjoy the moment of winning her first gold medal.

2:29:00 You can watch a short interview with Shauna after the competition.

This result puts Shauna in 1st place after three rounds in this years bouldering worldcup!

+Shauna Coxsey about to make the final move to finish problem 4 and win a gold medal, 84 kb
Shauna Coxsey about to make the final move to finish problem 4 and win a gold medal
UKC News, May 2014
© IFSC (Screenshot from video)

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IFSC Boulder World Cup Grindelwald Results 2014
UKC News, May 2014
© IFSC (Screenshot from video)

 

Shauna Coxsey is sponsored by: adidas and Five Ten


Forums ( Read More... | 38 comments, 16 May 2014 )
We always knew golds were just around the corner, Shauna. Great to see success going to someone who deserves it! Booooom! We always knew golds were just around the corner, Shauna. Great to see success going to...
Shamsy - 14 May 2014

And a creator of erm... banging tunes*. (Sudden flashback to the Not the Nine O'Clock News "Gramophone" sketch.) *Dance music. (Which is basically music that's been filtered through a f*ckwit.) BTW. A lot of...
deepsoup - 13 May 2014

You may have a point there. Though my comment about the mat was a genuine attempt at humour. Still, if UKC has any charm, it is in the way threads can wander and in upholding a traditional and good natured lack of...
Robert Durran - 12 May 2014

Firstly, huuuuuge congrats to Shauna! Got to love UKC though: sterling effort put in from a top UK female climber, now a gold medal and on track to win the World Cup - you don't see that very often! Deserved congrats...
Bimblefast - 12 May 2014

Isn't he just a DJ as apposed to a composer? so i take it that it is 'street youth bangin' techno talk'? Isn't he just a DJ as apposed to a composer? so i take it that it is 'street youth talk'?Post edited at...
The Pylon King - 12 May 2014

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