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Name: Paul Manning

From: Sutton Coldfield

Age: 33

Disciplines: Track (team pursuit)

Career synopsis: Once graduating from University, Manning soon became a full time cyclist and in 2000 won bronze at the Sydney Olympics before going one better to win a silver in the 2004 Athens Olympics. In 2005 he became the World Track Champion in the Team Pursuit.

Titles held: 2005 World Champion Team Pursuit; 2006 Commonwealth Champion Team Pursuit; 2006 Commonwealth Individual Pursuit; 2007 World Champion Team Pursuit; 2008 World Champion Team Pursuit.

Two things you didn?t know: Paul is a keen photographer and he could not ride the 2001 Worlds as he was injured in a traffic accident just a few weeks before.

paul manning olympic games 2008