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Old 6th September 2012, 08:25   #1
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Thumbs up Alex Zanardi Wins a gold at Brands Hatch in para-Cycling

The extraordinary Alex Zanardi won gold medal for Italy in para-Cycling at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

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“I’ve had a magical adventure — and this is a fantastic conclusion,” beamed the charismatic 45 year-old with his usual theatrical Italian flourish after winning the gold medal in the H4 hand cycling time trial. “This is a great accomplishment, one of the greatest of my life.”
Great story this. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...nds-Hatch.html

What a man. Take a bow!

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That man is simply amazing. A true inspiration for all - especially people like us who crib and moan despite having all physical abilities.
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Huge Respect for this man, he continues to amaze me.
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He did 16 kms in 24 mins. That would be a challenge for most of us on a normal bicycle. I have huge respect for him. He even participated in competitive car races after his recovery.
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Reporter: What next?
Zanardi: Maybe add another wheel and an engine? How bout that? And come back to Brands Hatch.
What a man!
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The awesome Zanardi wins his 2nd Gold from a sprint finish in the H4 men's road race at Brands Hatch.

He was trailing the reigning champion Ernt Van Dyk and slingshot his way by picking a tighter line in the last corner. He managed his energy well in the entire race. It was a 64km course in the hot evening sun.

There is a relay event tomorrow I wish he gets the 3rd gold.
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