Shauna Coxsey confirms her plans for Tokyo
- Thursday 6th August 2020 at 12.08pm
Oct 10th; 2017
Shauna Coxsey has confirmed her intention to big for a place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.
Shauna is captured here competing in the British Bouldering Championships back in 2012. Photo Keith Sharples
Amidst considerable speculation and uncertainty amongst leading competition climbers, Shauna Coxsey - the current World Cup Boulder Champion, has declared her intention to add lead and speed to her already world-class bouldering capabilities in her bid for a medal at the Tokyo games in 2020.
Shauna – latterly a bouldering specialist – told the BBC that she’s committed to adding all three climbing disciplines to her training plan and outlook: "Having spent time to consider my options I'm now really confident that adding the two extra disciplines [lead and speed] can actually make me a better athlete."
Crucially, Coxsey will receive funding to assist her bid for Olympic Gold. Only genuine medal contenders attract funding in the UK and her status as double-World Cup Boulder Champion has undoubtedly been instrumental in securing both funding and the coaching support that the funding will bring.
Click through here to go to the BBC for their report.