45 year-old Alex Zanardi, former Formula One driver wins a gold medal in the paracycling event at the Paralympics, Wednesday, September 5, 2012.
You can read about his remarkable recovery and return to an elite level of competition here in this Globe and Mail article.
“Pity didn’t occur to him.”
“Pushing the limits, he began to walk again only months after the accident. Always tinkering, Zanardi used technology and his experience from working with elite race cars to forge a new life – to adapt to his new circumstances, to learn how to use prosthetic legs.”
– Danika Kirka for the Globe and Mail, from London.