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#HumansOfYorkSport 02/12/2015

Meet the scholars of the University of York's sport union. 

Name - Mitchell Field 

Sport - High Jump

Best Achievement - Competing for England at the age of 16

Sporting Aspirations - Commonwealth selection for Northern Ireland, National Championships invitation

Most Interesting fact about yourself - I am 6 foot 5 (195 cm) and I can jump over my own height

Sporting Icon - Robbie Grabbarz 

Name - Shelby Stephen

Sport - Underwater hockey

Best Achievement - U19 GIS world in Spain UWH

Sporting Aspirations - Tazmania 2017 U23 Worlds and Alberta 2019 U23 Worlds

Most Interesting fact about yourself - I also scuba dive

Name - Elspeth McLeod

Sport - Powerlifting

Best Achievement - At my last competition, I beat my own records of total deadlift and now hold the squat record. I beat the bench, deadlift, total and bench press all contect within four months of training

Sporting Aspirations - I hope to compete in the nationals next year and beat the British Women’s records of squat, bench, deadlift and total. I hope to compete in the IPF World Classic in 2017 and hopefully place within the top 3

Most Interesting fact about yourself - I have only trained for a year and I am the 4th strongest woman in my age and weight category

Sporting Icon - Ed Coan

Name - Alastair Hepworth

Sport - Road Cycling

Best Achievement - Top 10 U16 National Champs and Top 10 National A Criterion

Sporting Aspirations - Race for UCI Continental team in Europe and Ride a Grand Tour or a Classic

Sporting Icon - Marco Pantani

Name - Sarah Parsons

Sport - Athletic Discus

Best Achievement - st Leiria GAP, Portugal 4th UK U23 Championships

Sporting Aspirations - Medal at BUCS Outdoor 2016, Top 3 UK U23 Championships, Top 3 CAU Inter County and England Champs, Top 5 at UK Senior Champs, Gold Medal at Yorkshire Senior Champs, Gold Medal at Northern Senior Champs, 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2020 Olympics

Most Interesting fact about yourself - I used to have a horse and have ridden all my life

Sporting Icon - Sandra Perkovic

Name - Bobbi Phillips

Sport - Middle Distance Running

Best Achievement - BUCS Gold - BUCS indoor athletics 3000 m. Also 2 bronze and 1 silver BUCS medal in 3000 and 5000 m.

Sporting Aspirations - GO under 16 mins for 5000 m and under 4 min 20 secs for 1500m 

Most Interesting fact about yourself - I’m related to Ghananian royalty (of a small village)

Sporting Icon - Brendan Martinez

Name - Nick Romain

Sport - Marathon Kayaking 

Best Achievement - being selected to compete at the World Championships in Oklahoma

Sporting Aspirations - To compete at the world and European championships in 2016. Top 10 in both races

Sporting Icon - Sam Wahley-Cohen

Name - Matt Tomlin

Sport - Softball

Best Achievement - Being selected to represent the GB coed slowpitch team at the World Cup in Florida

Sporting Aspirations - To compete at European and World Championships for GB in both the Men’s fastpitch and coed slowpitch teams

Most Interesting fact about yourself - I represented Nottinghamshire at the Youth Baseball National Championships, which we won at the age of 8

Sporting Icon - Stephen Hazard, GB coed slowpitch 1st team short stop

Name - Steph Clutterbuck

Sport - Rowing

Best Achievement - Ranked 15th U23 in UK at November Trials 2015 Quarterfinalist at Henley Womens Regatta (single skull) 2015

Sporting Aspirations - U23 World Championships 2016,Tokyo Olympics 2020

Most Interesting fact about yourself - I’ve ridden an Ostrich

Sporting Icon - Helen Glover

Name - George Goldsmith

Sport - Judo

Best Achievement - National champion. Currently 3rd in GB - 60kg. Selected for a multi national TV advert for Rexana

Sporting Aspirations - Win the GB trials this Dec 2015, to get selected for European cup throughout the year. Qualify for Junior Europeans and Junior Worlds

Sporting Icon - Judo athletes dominating the world circuit are all inspiring sports icons for me, as it's what I want to work towards when I am a senior. Takato - 60kg, Zantaria - 66kg, Ano - 73 kg

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