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Alex Zanardi Successfully Wins Gold After 15 Years Of Life-Threatening Crash

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In 2001, former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi was involved in an auto racing accident that resulted in the amputation of both his legs. Now, the Italian is a four-time Paralympic champion hand cyclist.
Zanardi secured his third Paralympic gold (he won two in London in 2012) by winning the H5 time trial in Rio the day before the 15th anniversary of his crash. He wa      s also part of the H2-H5 mixed team relay gold.
Per Alex Wellman of Mirror, Zanardi said: “Normally I don’t thank God for these type of things as I believe God has more important stuff to worry about. But today is too much. I had to raise my eyes and thank him. I feel very lucky, I feel my life is a never-ending privilege.”

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