Olympic gold medalist Eve Muirhead has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list along with cricketer Moeen Ali and former footballer Rio Ferdinand.
Muirhead won curling gold at the Beijing Winter Olympics and was made an OBE, while the rest of his team became an MBE.
Moeen and Ferdinand have both been made OBEs, while Wales footballers Gareth Bale Becomes MBE.
broadcaster Claire Balding And Tracy Crouch Mp3 Both have been made CBE.
The latest round of honors is to mark the Queen’s birth anniversary celebrations to mark 70 years of service.
Former sports minister Crouch chaired a fan-led review of football after several high-profile crises in the sport, such as the failed European Super League and the collapse of Bury FC. Its primary recommendation to create a new independent regulator for English football has been supported by the government.
Balding is recognized for his ability in front of the camera and for his charity work. She holds ambassadorial positions with several organizations including Streetweight and Helen Rolason Cancer Charity.
simpson brothers nilo And Andrew Both are also included in the MBE list after winning gold in Paralympic Games.
Younger brother Neil, 19, was directed by brother Andrew, 21, who was GB’s third Winter Games gold medalist and the first man to achieve the feat following the successes of Kelly Gallagher in 2014 and Mena Fitzpatrick in 2018.
Muirhead’s rink defeated Japan to win Team GB’s only gold medal in Beijing. team mates Vicky Wright, Jane Dodds, Hailey Duff And Millie Smith Become an MBE with Coach David Murdoch.
Scott Muirhead, 32, who has competed in four Olympics, added to the bronze medal he won in Sochi in 2014.
England and Worcestershire all-rounder Moin, 34, announced his retirement from Test cricket in September 2021, but continued to play for the limited-overs team and was part of the Twenty20 squad that reached the semi-finals of last year’s World Cup.
He scored 2,914 runs in 64 Test matches and took 195 wickets, making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2014.
Television pundit and former Manchester United, Leeds, West Ham and England defender Ferdinand is honored for his services to football and charity. He founded the Rio Ferdinand Foundation this year, which works with young people and assists in community development.
snooker player Judd Trump And Mark Selby Win recognition. Former world champion Selby has become an advocate of mental health awareness after admitting his mental health struggle in January. Trump reached the final of this year’s World Championship after losing to Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Wigan Warriors and England Rugby League legends Sean O’Loughlin also includes.
football player honored
Others who made up the OBE include former England football players. Mike Somerby And Luther Blissettwho starred for Manchester City and Watford respectively.
Wales and outgoing Real Madrid forward Bale won a joint-record fifth Champions League title on Saturday, although he had barely performed this season. He spent the previous season on loan at former club Tottenham.
However, he won three La Liga titles, four Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, one Copa del Rey and three Spanish Super Cups with Madrid, as well as helping Wales to two consecutive European Championships.
He is joined as an MBE by the veteran Liverpool and former England midfielder James Milner,
Last season Milner helped Liverpool win the FA Cup and the League Cup, as well as reach the final of the Champions League.
Richard BevanyThe chief executive of the League Managers’ Association has also been made an OBE while the former Scottish and Hibernian goalkeeper alan ruff is MBE.
Paralympians and Olympians
husband and wife nilo And Lora Fachey Both have done MBE after winning a gold medal in Paralympic cycling in a span of 16 minutes.
Neil and pilot Matt Rotherham broke their own world record to win gold in the B 1,000 m time trial, before Lora and Corinne Hall successfully retained their B 3,000 m pursuit crown.
Gaz Choudhry, who won Paralympic wheelchair basketball bronze and coached the team in Tokyo and para-athlete Sammy Kinghorn, A Paralympic silver and bronze medalist, both have been made an MBE.
Georgina Harland She is also an MBE for her work as the British Olympic Association’s first female chef de mission for the Winter Olympics.
swimmer Hannah Miley, Those who represented Britain in swimming at three Olympic Games and won 400m individual medley titles at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014 have also been recognized with the MBE.
Muirhead ends gold medal wait
Muirhead watched British team-mates stand on their feet in an ice cube as they scored an impressive four at the seventh end to effectively clinch the Olympic title.
His performance was more remarkable after he returned from hip surgery.
He described the moment of victory as a “dream” after emulating the gold won by Ronna Howie’s team in Salt Lake City in 2002.
Muirhead said: “There were times during this season that I never would have thought that what I managed to do and achieve was possible.
“I am very happy to share this honor with my teammates, because without them I would not have been able to hold this position.”
The gold medal served an incredible 12 months for Muirhead, who pushed Scotland to eighth at the World Championships last year.
After that disappointment nine players were placed in a team selection process and Muirhead, Wright, Dodds and Duff emerged. He won the European Championships in December before sealing his spot in Beijing in a tense qualifier a few weeks before the Games.
Muirhead said: “It just goes to show that the team around me never gives up and you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.”
Career reward for Moeen
Moeen says he ended his Test career because he found the format “really difficult” and “really long” despite having an impressive career and being promoted to vice-captain.
The left-handed batsman and off-spinner hit five centuries and took five wickets in Tests, finishing with a batting average of 28.29 and a bowling average of 36.66.
Only 15 bowlers have taken more Test wickets for England and Moeen is third among English spinners behind Derek Underwood (297) and Graeme Swann (255).
“It’s an honor, it’s amazing and my family is really proud and happy,” he said. “More than anything, I know it makes my parents happy.”
But he embraced his Pakistani heritage and Muslim faith making him an ambassador for inclusivity in sports as well.
“It’s not about runs and wickets. I think it’s more about the journey I went through. It’s my background, my upbringing and all those kinds of things that I’ve been through my whole life. “
In 2017, Moeen became the fifth fastest player in terms of matches played to reach 2,000 runs and 100 wickets, as well as taking a hat-trick to secure a series win against South Africa at The Oval that year.
He was part of the team that won the 2015 Ashes, but struggled during the 2017-18 series in Australia and took a break from cricket after being ruled out during the 2019 Ashes at home.
Queen’s Birthday Honors List for Sports
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Claire Victoria Balding (broadcaster), for services to sport and charity
Tracy Crouch MP (former Sports Minister), for Parliamentary and Public Service
Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Moeen Ali (Cricketer) for services to cricket
Richard Harrison Bevan (Chief Executive Officer of the League Managers Association) for services to football
Luther Lloyd Blissett (former footballer and mentor, Sporting Memories), for services to football and charity
Lora Marie Fachi (cyclist), for services to cycling
Neil Michael Fachey (cyclist), for services to cycling
Rio Gavin Ferdinand (Pundit and former footballer) for services to football and charity
David Peter Hadfield (President, Boccia International Sports Federation), for services to the sport
Corinne Claire Hall (cyclist), for services to cycling
Hugh Morris (Chief Executive, Glamorgan County Cricket Club), for services to cricket and charity
Eve Muirhead (skip, British Olympic curling team), for services to curling
Sean O’Loughlin (rugby league player), For services to rugby league
Professor Nicholas Sheridan Pearce, (Chief Medical Officer, England and Wales Cricket Board) for sports services during COVID-19
Michael Somerby (former footballer), For services to football and charity
Karen Margaret Tong (chair, para table tennis) for table tennis services
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Gareth Frank Bell (footballer), for services to football and charity
For Services of Wheelchair Basketball Ghazain Choudhary (Wheelchair Basketball Player)
Jennifer Carmichael Dodds (Curler), for services to curling
Hailey Caitlin Rose Duff (Curler), for curling services
William Robert Leckie Duncan (Curler), For services to curling and charity
Thomas Scott Dyson (Head Coach, Paralympic Pathway, British Rowing), For services to Paralympic Rowing
Gary Kenneth Hall (Performance Director, British Taekwondo), for services to Taekwondo
Benjamin Robert Haus for services to the sport (chair, Athletes’ Commission, British Olympic Association)
Elizabeth Allen Hughes (Director of Special Projects, Sport England), for services to sport during COVID-19
Samantha May Kinghorn (Para-Athlete), For services to Disability Sport
Shirley McKay (hockey player) for services to hockey and the community in Northern Ireland
Hannah Lucy Miley (swimmer), for services to women in swimming and sports
Dr Ian Stuart Miller for services to Paralympic Sport (lately Chief Medical Officer, British Paralympic Association)
James Philip Milner (footballer), For services to football and charity
David Matthew Murdoch (Head Coach, British Curling Team), For services to curling
Verity Leigh Naylor (Director of Operations, British Paralympic Association) for services to Paralympic sport
Alan Ruff (former footballer), for services to football and charity in Scotland
Eilish Rutherford (para-hockey player), for services to sport and charity in Northern Ireland
Andrew Peter Ryan (Executive Director, Association of International Federations of the Summer Olympics) for services to sport
Douglas Gordon Samuel, (most recently Chief Executive Officer, Spartans Community Football Academy). For services to football and community in North Edinburgh
Georgina Claire Secombe (Harland) (Chef de Mission, Team GB, Olympic Games 2021), For services to the Olympic Games
Mark Selby (snooker player) for services to snooker and charity
Neil Douglas Hamilton Simpson for services to skiing (para-alpine skier)
Andrew William Ramsay Simpson for services to skiing (para-alpine skier)
Millie Smith (Curler), for services to curling
Stephen Connell Stewart (Director of Sport and Exercise, University of St Andrews), for services to sport
Judd Trump (Snooker), For services to snooker and charity
Anwar Uddin, (Fans for Diversity Campaign Manager, The Football Supporters Association), for services to the Football Association
Georgina Astrid Usher, (Chief Executive of British Fencing), for Fencing Services (London)
Tracy Whitaker-Smith (Head National Coach, Trampoline, British Gymnastics), for services to trampolining
David Brynmore Williams (ex-rugby union player), for services to sport and charity in Wales
Victoria Wright (Curler), for services to curling