Climbing World Championships: Britain's Shauna Coxsey wins bronze in women's bouldering

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Britain's Shauna Coxsey wins bronze in the individual bouldering event at the Climbing World Championships

Britain's Shauna Coxsey won bronze in the women's bouldering at the Climbing World Championships in Japan.

The 26-year-old, who is competing at her fourth World Championships, can now qualify for Tokyo 2020 in the women's combined final next Tuesday.

Climbing will be making its Olympic debut in the Japanese capital next summer.

Slovenia's Janja Garnbret retained her world title while Japan's Akiyo Noguchi took silver.

The Runcorn-born athlete returns to action in the Lead qualification rounds on Wednesday, joined by compatriots Molly Thompson-Smith, Will Bosi, Jo Neame and Billy Ridal.

Japan's Tomoa Narasaki won the men's bouldering event, while Austria's Jakob Schubert took silver and Yannick Flohe of Germany won bronze. Huddersfield's Nathan Phillips went out in the semi-final.

The 2019 Climbing World Championships are live on Red Button, iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

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