A second Paralympic bronze medal for Peterborough basketball star

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

Sunday, 5th September 2021, 8:44 am
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.

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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.