Shauna Coxsey's Big Weekend: MBE and Overall World Cup Win

© Eddie Fowke/IFSC

All eyes were on Shauna Coxsey in the sixth round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup in Vail, Colorado this weekend. A top-three finish would secure her the overall IFSC Boulder World Cup title - a feat she achieved, taking 2nd place in the event. However, Shauna perhaps never would have expected that partway through the competition, she would be able to add three letters to her name: Shauna Coxsey MBE.

Shauna Coxsey, Megan Mascarenas and Anna Stöhr  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Shauna Coxsey, Megan Mascarenas and Anna Stöhr
© Eddie Fowke/IFSC

In addition to achieving second place in the competition, Shauna was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list as a deserved recipient of an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to climbing. The honour is awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community.

Shauna's dominant performance on the world circuit this year as well as her wider contributions outwith her personal competition climbing - founding and organising the Women's Climbing Symposium, her role as a Climber's Against Cancer Trustee and BMC Ambassador - tick both boxes and have been duly recognised in this award.

Commenting on her Facebook Page, Shauna wrote:

"Oh wow. What a day! I can't believe I have managed to secure the overall World title!! MBE and 1st in the World...WHAT?! I never imagined I would be where I am now. A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for supporting me and following along on this crazy journey!"

Shauna looked set to win another gold in Vail, until a tricky third problem put her behind USA's Megan Mascarenas. With a remarkable lead of 147 points ahead of Japan's Miho Nonaka, Shauna has secured the overall title with one round to spare, which will take place in Munich in August. She becomes only the third Brit ever to win a senior world title after Simon Nadin, who won the first ever World Cup Lead Climbing series held in 1989 and Fran Brown, two-time World Paraclimbing Champion.

View the full Birthday Honours list here.

Results and replays from Vail below:

IFSC Climbing Worldcup (B) - Vail (USA) 2016

WOMENs bouldering

Rank Name Nation Qual' Semi's Final
1 Megan Mascarenas USA 4t9 5b10 2t3 4b5 4t5 4b5
2 Shauna Coxsey GBR 4t6 5b7 2t3 3b4 3t4 4b7
3 Anna Stöhr AUT 3t6 5b10 2t2 3b4 2t5 3b4
4 Melissa Le Neve FRA 2t5 5b8 2t3 4b5 2t5 3b7
5 Miho NONAKA JPN 2t2 4b6 3t5 3b3 1t1 2b4
6 Alex Puccio USA 4t6 5b7 3t8 4b8 1t3 1b3
7 Petra Klingler SUI 1t1 3b5 2t4 4b6
8 Akiyo Noguchi JPN 3t8 4b9 1t1 3b7
9 Berit Schwaiger AUT 2t5 3b11 1t1 2b5
10 Monika Retschy GER 1t2 2b5 1t4 3b5
11 Kyra Condie USA 3t13 4b8 0t 3b4
12 Karoline Sinnhuber AUT 2t6 2b6 0t 3b7
13 Charlotte Durif FRA 2t6 3b8 0t 3b9
14 Michaela Tracy GBR 2t8 3b8 0t 3b9
15 Margo Hayes USA 1t2 2b6 0t 3b10
16 Sierra Blair-Coyle USA 1t1 1b1 0t 2b2
17 Stacey Weldon CAN 1t2 2b3 0t 2b5
18 Sol Sa KOR 1t3 3b8 0t 2b6
19 Vera Zijlstra NED 1t2 3b12 0t 2b7
20 Katharina Saurwein AUT 1t2 2b3
21 Leah Crane GBR 1t3 2b8
Full results

MENs bouldering

Rank Name Nation Qual' Semi's Final
1 Kokoro FUJII JPN 4t5 4b4 3t11 4b12 2t4 3b5
2 Tomoa NARASAKI JPN 4t10 5b7 3t12 3b9 1t1 4b7
3 Alexey Rubtsov RUS 4t15 5b9 3t10 3b7 1t1 4b10
4 Yoshiyuki OGATA JPN 4t9 5b9 3t19 4b19 1t1 3b3
5 Rustam Gelmanov RUS 3t4 4b5 2t6 2b6 1t3 3b5
6 Sean McColl CAN 2t4 5b8 2t6 2b6 0t 3b5
7 Martin Stranik CZE 2t3 4b8 2t10 4b18
8 Keita WATABE JPN 3t4 4b8 2t10 2b9
9 Gabriele Moroni ITA 3t6 5b8 2t14 2b11
10 Tyler Landman GBR 3t4 4b4 2t19 3b21
11 Jernej Kruder SLO 3t6 5b9 1t2 3b13
12 Jorg Verhoeven NED 3t7 4b10 1t3 1b3
13 Jongwon CHON KOR 5t10 5b8 1t4 2b5
14 Stefan Scarperi ITA 3t6 4b8 1t4 2b6
15 Daniel Woods USA 3t9 4b6 1t5 2b6
16 Baptiste Ometz SUI 3t8 3b3 1t7 2b8
17 Moritz Hans GER 2t2 3b3 0t 2b10
18 Alex Khazanov ISR 2t3 5b10 0t 1b11
19 Rolands Rugens LAT 3t8 3b5 0t 0b
19 David Barrans GBR 2t6 4b9 0t 0b
Full results

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Overall 1st place in the 2016 and 2017 IFSC Bouldering World Cup. Appointed MBE in 2016. Britain's first Sport Climbing athlete in Tokyo 2020.

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13 Jun, 2016
Wow! Very many congratulations Shauna! An awesome achievement!
Amazing, congrats Shauna, well deserved!
14 Jun, 2016
Hmm, sounds like a Bill and Ted award - I think they mean "Member of the Order of the British Empire".
14 Jun, 2016
Well done Shauna!!! When you consider the level of competition and the dedication required this really is an outstanding achievement for a uk climber. A most excellent award!
14 Jun, 2016
I think they are quoting wikipedia which says, "Member of the Most Excellent Order to the British Empire"..... I've not idea if it's a pisstake, I don't remember the "Most excellent" bit being in there in my youth?
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