Tag : Zoe Thresher

Leeds’ Face the Resilient Northumbria in First Game of the Season

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The opening game of the season for Leeds’ Netball 4s was a challenging one to say the least, as the Northumbria 3s took an undefeatable stand against our Gryphons. It was all seemingly equal from the outset of the first quarter as Leeds took the first throw in, keeping possession … Read More

The World Applauds Ennis-Hill as She Bows out of Sport

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Thursday October 13th marked the day that British legend, Jessica Ennis-Hill, retired from Athletics following an inspirational career on, and off, the track. After so many ups and downs, from injury prior to Beijing 2008 forcing her to miss the games, giving birth to her first child just one year … Read More

Athletes on the Defence over Drug Allegations

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2016 seems to have been a revealing year for drug scandals in the sporting world. From Lance Armstrong’s prolonged cheating, to the exposure of the Russian Olympic squad, will athletes ever learn to stay clean? In the final months of 2015, Tyson Fury became the third man to beat Ukrainian, … Read More

Sport Membership Prices Slashed for all Students

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Leeds University, or University of the year 2017 as some may boast, has already proved its dominance in the field of higher education. With its three entrepreneurial awards and 90% student satisfaction rates, could it be any more impressive? Leeds University Union will receive £500,000 each year from the University … Read More

Whitlock Makes History: Team GB's Greatest living Gymnast

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Over the last few days, it is safe to say that Britain was glued to their television screens by the utterly superhuman skills of the men’s artistic gymnastics. Max Whitlock, 23, became Great Britain’s first all-round men’s gymnastics medallist in 108 years after claiming bronze just behind Japan’s Kohei Uchimura … Read More

Million milestone for London Marathon

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FROM athletes running Rio 2016 qualifying times to those that choose to run 26.2 miles dressed as dinosaurs. The vast diversity of all runners in the London Marathon are what makes it a truly uniting event for all to watch as it took to the roads of London on April 24th. … Read More

Athletes on track for success

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THE first of the 60m heats kicked off the first day of the BUCS Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield last Friday as Leeds’ Anna Short and Chloe Boomer took to the blocks. Short stormed through her heat gaining first position with a time of 7.88s, not … Read More

Leeds Athletics team made of Steel

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THE Leeds University Athletics team was one of many Northern universities to compete in the Steel Cup Competition on Wednesday. Other competitors such as Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and Loughborough promised a day of tough rivalry for the Gryphons, however team spirits were high and everyone was excited to kick off … Read More

Is Instagram Perfection Dominating our Lives?

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There is little doubt that the Instagram hype, rife in our generation, has created a digital environment of competition and comparison. The Gryphon discusses the detrimental effects that powerful social media applications like Instagram can have. We are constantly surrounded by the anxieties of: How many followers do I have? … Read More

Gryphons Come Close Against Stong Sheffield Side

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Women’s Netball University of Leeds 3rds 36 – 44 Sheffield Hallam 2nds LEEDS were always going to be in for a challenge, facing top-of-the-league Sheffield Hallam, who were spearheaded by a feisty attack and immaculate shooter on the opposition. Despite Leeds’ loss of 44-36, the crowd was treated to a … Read More