Zanardi wins fourth Paralympic medal in Rio

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Former Indy car and F1 star Alex Zanardi has won his fourth Paralympic medal, taking victory in the hand-cycling time trial event in Rio.

Alex Zanardi competes in the Hawaii Ironman triathlon
Alex Zanardi competes in the Hawaii Ironman triathlon
Alex Zanardi competes in the Hawaii Ironman triathlon

Zanardi won the gold medal in the 20km course, beating the closest of his nine rivals by 2.7 seconds.

The success comes a day ahead of the 15th anniversary of the accident in which he lost both his legs during a CART race at Lausitzring.

Zanardi won the CART title twice, in 1997 and 1998, and also has 41 grand prix starts to his name.

The 49-year-old Italian had won three medals - two golds and a silver - in the previous Paralympic Games in London.

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