A second Paralympic bronze medal for Peterborough basketball star

Peterborough’s Lee Manning has won a second Paralympic bronze medal in wheelchair basketball.

Lee Manning (14) in action for Great Britain against Spain in the Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball bronze medal match in Tokyo. Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images.
Lee Manning (14) in action for Great Britain against Spain in the Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball bronze medal match in Tokyo. Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images.

Great Britain beat Spain 68-58 in Tokyo this morning (September 5) to claim a secod successive Paralympic bronze,

Manning, a former Jack Hunt School student, scored 11 points as he added another medal to a collection that also includes World and European Championship gold.

The United States claimed gold after pipping GB’s semi-final conquerors Japan 64-60 in the final.

There as disappointment for Stilton’s multi-medal winning shooter Matt Skelhon who finished 13th in the mixed 50m air rifle event today.

Another ex-Jack Hunt School student James Fox won a mixed rowing gold medal last week, while Sawtry’s Lauren Steadmen won a triathlon gold.