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Paul Manning

Full name: Paul Christian Manning
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (189 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: November 6, 1974 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: VC St. Raphael Waite / Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner, BEL
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Paul Manning became a professional cyclist after graduating with a degree in earth sciences from Birmingham University in 1996. Whilst he had some success on the roads and won Ireland’s premier road race, the Milk Ras, in 2001, he was primarily a track specialist and excelled at the pursuit disciplines. He was a member of British teams that won medals at the team pursuit at every world championships between 2000 and 2008 including three world titles between 2005 and 2008. In addition to five silver medals and a bronze from the team event he won a 10th medal, his only solo honour, when he placed third in the individual pursuit in 2006. Manning’s Olympic career showed a continuous upward trend. Third place in Sydney was followed by a silver medal in Athens then victory with a world record breaking performance at the Beijing Olympics. He also won the double of individual and team pursuit at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, a silver and a bronze from the same event four years earlier and was four times national champion at the individual pursuit. Following his retirement at the end of 2008 he joined the coaching staff of British Cycling.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 29 Athina Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2008 Summer 33 Beijing Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1 4:01.979
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 2 4:02.387
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 4:04.143
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 4:04.030
2004 Summer 29 Athina Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 4:01.760
2004 Summer 29 Athina Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:59.866
2004 Summer 29 Athina Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 2 QU 4:03.985
2008 Summer 33 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 WR 3:53.314
2008 Summer 33 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Four 1 QU/WR 3:55.202
2008 Summer 33 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 1 QU 3:57.101