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Who is Shawnacy Barber : Cause Of Death, Age,  Career, Net Worth, Family & More



Shawnacy Barber

Shawnacy  Barber was a Canadian track and field athlete who won the world championship in pole vault at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing. He also won the Pan American Games with a height of 5.80 m.

Barber's outdoor personal best jump was 5.93 meters, and his indoor personal best was 6.00 meters in 2016. He held the NCAA Collegiate Indoor Record at 5.91 meters. Barber made a mistake with his 5.40 vault in the opening rounds, but later clarified it was due to sunscreen residue.

Shawnacy Barber Cause of death

Barber passed away on January 17, 2024, in Kingwood, Texas, from medical complications. The cause of his death has not been disclosed publicly, but reports suggest he suffered from ill health. The cause of his death remains unknown.

Shawnacy Barber nationality

Barber held dual citizenship as a Canadian and American.

Shawnacy Barber Age

He was born on May 27, 1994, and died on January 17, 2024, hence he was 29 years of age at the time of his demise.

Shawnacy Barber's Net Worth

Barber had a net worth estimated to be from about $1 million to $5 million as of 2024.

Shawnacy Barber Height & Weight

Barber stood at a height of 1.87 m and weighed 82kg.

Shawnacy Barber Career

Barber, a former University of Akron athlete, had a successful career in the sport. He placed third at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and set a national record of 5.91 meters in the 2015 Texas Relays. He also won the Great Lakes Regional Field Athlete of the Year award from the USTFCCCA in 2015. Barber won the NCAA indoor titles in both 2014 and 2015, making him the only University of Akron athlete to win the championship three times.

Barber made a mistake with his 5.40 vault in the opening rounds but later clarified that he had applied sunscreen and some residue was still on his hands. He enlisted in the August 2015 Nike roster. Barber participated at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics held in Beijing, where he won the world title with a 5.90-meter leap. This was Canada's first global championship in sports since 2003.

During the Pole Vault Summit in January 2016, Barber became the first under-23 athlete to clear six meters, breaking his national record. He carried this momentum into the World Indoor Athletes in 2016, where he fell short of expectations. Barber finished seventh in the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics of 2016, clearing 5.50 meters before missing all three attempts at 5.65 meters.

Barber tested positive for cocaine before the Games but was allowed to compete as the use was deemed unintentional. He successfully attributed a low-level cocaine offense in 2016 to a personal encounter with a woman he met on Craigslist, saving him from a multiyear suspension.

Shawnacy Barber's Parents & Siblings

Barber was born to Ann Barber and George Barber. He has a brother named David Braden Barber.

Shawnacy Barber Wife

His love life was unclear. However, he publicly announced that he was gay in April 2017.

Shawnacy Barber Children

Barber had no children as of the time of his passing.



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