London 1500m Silver Medalist Manzano - “You have to go in there believing in yourself”
By David Martin, IAAF
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Leo Manzano may carry a pint size stature but the Olympic 1500m silver medalist proved he has a heart as big as his much taller rivals with his celebrated performance at the recent London Games.
At five feet five inches (1.65m) tall, Manzano was dwarfed by his opponents on the start line at the 30th Olympiad, but when it came to keeping his nerve in what was a very tight finish to a slow tactical race, only Taoufik Makhloufi the gold medalist had more pace in his legs in the mad dash for the the line.
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