Emma Raducanu crowns dream year with MBE as Jason and Laura Kenny receive knight and lady title respectively as list of New Year honors revealed
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US Open champion Emma Raducanu closed a historic year with an MBE as the New Year’s honors list was announced on Friday.
The 19-year-old became the first British woman to win a grand slam since Virginia Wade in 1977, and the first qualifier of any nationality to do so, having also won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. earlier in December.
Raducanu said: “It makes me extremely proud and grateful to be registered to receive an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen. This year has been full of incredible surprises for me so ending 2021 with this appointment is very special.”
Meanwhile, British Olympic and Paralympic heroes from Tokyo topped the list, with golden couple Jason and Laura Kenny receiving the knight and lady titles respectively.
Gold medalists Hannah Cockroft, Tom Daley, Adam Peaty and Max Whitlock were among the other star names of the summer to be recognized with OBEs.
Steve Holland, deputy manager of the England men’s football team, received an MBE in recognition of helping the team to the Euro 2020 final, his first major appearance in the final in 55 years.
Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Hayes received an OBE after helping the Blues retain their Women’s Super League title in 2021 and reach the Champions League final.
The GB team won 65 medals in total at the Tokyo Olympics, with cyclist Jason Kenny becoming the country’s most successful Olympian of all time when he won his ninth medal overall – and his seventh medal in the world. gold – the last day of the Games.
He has now been named a knight, while his wife Laura becomes a lady after her two medals in Tokyo made her the most decorated Olympian of all time.
She won six Olympic medals in total, including five gold, after winning the Madison and a silver in the team pursuit in Japan.
Track cycling star Matt Walls received an MBE following his omnium gold, while Beth Shriever and Charlotte Worthington receive the same honor after their gold medals in BMX and freestyle respectively.
Men’s cross-country mountain biking gold medalist Tom Pidcock receives an MBE, while British Cycling performance director Stephen Park also becomes a CBE.
Diving star Daley’s first gold medal at his fourth Games was one of the most popular, and he was awarded an OBE for service to his sport, LGBTQ + rights and charity. His 10-meter synchro partner Matty Lee received an MBE.
Gymnast Whitlock becomes OBE after winning gold on men’s pommel horse in Tokyo – his third Olympic gold medal overall.
Peaty, who retained her 100m breaststroke title, also received an OBE after spearheading Britain’s best performance in an Olympic swimming competition as the team won eight medals.
He also won gold in the 4x100m mixed medley relay, and his teammates in that event – Kathleen Dawson, James Guy, Anna Hopkin and qualifying competitor Freya Anderson – all received MBEs.
Two-time gold medalist Tom Dean also received an MBE along with his men’s 4x200m freestyle relay teammates Calum Jarvis, Matthew Richards and Duncan Scott.
British Swimming’s performance director Chris Spice received an OBE.
Hannah Mills also becomes OBE, with her gold medalist teammate in Tokyo, Eilidh McIntyre, awarded an MBE. The 49er gold medalist pair of Stuart Bithell and Dylan Fletcher-Scott also received MBEs.
Gold medalist boxers Lauren Price and Galal Yafai were honored with MBEs, as was the gold medal triathlon mixed relay team of Jonny Brownlee, Jess Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee.
The latter two also won individual silver medals in the women’s and men’s events respectively.
Andy Anson, the chief executive of the British Olympic Association, has been honored with an OBE for service to sport, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Eight-time Paralympic gold medalist Jody Cundy was honored with a CBE, while OBEs were also awarded to Tokyo Paralympic champions Natasha Baker, Cockroft, Kadeena Cox, Aled Davies, Bethany Firth, Hannah Russell, David Smith and Sophie Wells.
Swimmers Reece Dunn and Maisie Summers-Newton, cyclists Jaco van Gass and Ben Watson, triathlete Lauren Steadman and athletes Owen Miller and Thomas Young are among other Tokyo Paralympic gold medalists honored with MBEs, while the director General of the British Paralympic Association Mike Sharrock was awarded an OBE.
Former footballer Gary Bennett’s work with Show Racism The Red Card was awarded an MBE, while the widow of former England football captain Bobby Moore, Stephanie, received an OBE for fundraising services of bowel cancer research.
Jamie Jones-Buchanan received an MBE for his service to the rugby league and the Leeds community, while six-time Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea of Ballymena, Northern Ireland becomes an OBE.
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