Lee still has his sights on a Paralympic medal, but Matt is beaten in his first event

Lee Manning in action.Lee Manning in action.
Lee Manning in action.
Peterborough man Lee Manning moved a step nearer a Paralympic medal today (September 1).

Manning, a former Jack Hunt School student, was part of the Great Britain Wheelchair basketball team which beat Canada 66-52 in a tough quarter-final. Manning was the team’s second highest scorer with 17 points.

Canada had a 10-point lead early in the third quarter, but a strong final period saw GB romp home in their attempt to add Paralympic Gold to their World and European titles.

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GB will now play either Australia or Japan in a semi-final on Friday (September 3) with the final scheduled for Sunday. GB have already beaten both countries in group matches. The United States and Spain will contest the second semi-final.

Matt Skelhon.Matt Skelhon.
Matt Skelhon.

There was disappointment for Stilton shooter Matt Skelhon yesterday as he could only finish 16th in the mixed air rifle 10m event. Skelhon, a multiple Paralympic medallist, has another shot at a medal on Friday when taking part in the mixed rifle 50m event.

Peterborough Nene Valley shot put queen Lydia Church takes part in her F12 Final on Friday.

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