PARALYMPICS: Bronze medal for Manning

Lee Manning.
Lee Manning.
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There was another medal for our local band of Paralympians in Rio today (September 17).

Lee Manning (26) from Bretton, a former Jack Hunt School pupil, was in the Team GB men’s wheelchair basketball team which beat Turkey 82-76 in a thrlling bronze medal match.

Turkey were six points clear in overtime but Terry Bywater’s long-range three-pointer with a minute left gave Britain a lead they did not relinquish.

It is Britain’s third bronze medal, following their third-place finishes at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.

Other local medal winners in Rio were Jody Cundy (two cycling golds), James Fox (one rowing gold) and Lauren Steadman (triathlon silver).