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The best Paralympic picture you'll see today: Alex Zanardi celebrates hand-cycling gold

The Italian, who lost both legs in a motor racing crash, won Wednesday’s individual hand-cycling time trial at Brands Hatch.
Sep 5th 2012, 4:57 PM 2,066 4

(Alastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images)

FORMER FORMULA ONE driver Alessandro Zanardi won again at a motor racing circuit by taking Paralympic gold in the men’s individual H4 (hand-cycle) time-trial on Wednesday.

The Italian’s time of 24:50:22 over the 16km Brands Hatch course was good enough to clinch victory from Norbert Mosandl of Germany and US rider Oscar Sanchez.

Zanardi, a former F1 pilot for Minardi and Lotus who also drove in Indy and touring car races, was critically injured and had to have both legs amputated after a horror smash in 2001.

(c) AFP, 2012

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