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Lee Manning

Wheelchair basketball

Date of Birth

11 January 1990



Place of Birth


Commonwealth Appearances

Lee Manning took to wheelchair basketball like a duck to water, with the star from Wolverhampton being invited to attend his first GB Junior Camp just three months after taking up the sport.

In a storied career, he added Commonwealth Games bronze to his trophy cabinet when the sport made its debut at Birmingham 2022.

He first experienced wheelchair basketball during a taster session at his school in 2005. And within two years, he was competing on the international stage for Great Britain at the 2006 U22 European Championships. 

There he was part of the team that took home silver and went on to play for RGK Rhinos before moving to the Sheffield Steelers where he won the IWBF Europe Challenge Cup in 2012.

Manning made his major debut for Great Britain at the 2014 World Championships, winning European gold a year later before securing a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where the team brought home the bronze medal.

He was part of the historic title-winning side at the 2018 World Championships, proving a key player throughout the competition, before winning another Olympic bronze at Tokyo 2022

Wheelchair basketball
An exciting, action-packed, smaller format of the 5x5 game, 3x3 Wheelchair Basketball made history in Birmingham when the sport made its Commonwealth Games debut.

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