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 Post subject: alex zanardi
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:38 pm 
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anyone else see this ?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/others ... mpics.html

what a machine 8) 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:23 am 
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yeah pretty impressive


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:18 pm 
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He is a true driving great. 8)


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Amazing :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:32 pm 
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I remember seeing his crash where he lost his legs, as soon as it happened I thought, he ain't getting out alive

So often you see so many moaning about how hard their life is then you see how Alex has rebuilt his life and is now a gold medal olympian

A feel good story no doubt


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:41 am 
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Total legend. All time legend.

Blown away.

I have worked with some legendary 'disabled' people, but Zinardi really trumps the lot with his attitude.

He reconciles being a macho sportsman with being a disabled sportsman. He shows you don't need to give up being a man when the shit hits the fan. He deals in humour and humility, (where others might indulge in self loathing, doubt and negativity), yet gives nothing at all away in terms of being a competitive and professional human being, hard as nails.

Total hero.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:36 pm 
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He won the road race as well. Nice guys can win!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Inspirational beyond belief!
How many would have given up?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:12 am 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
Total legend. All time legend.

Blown away.

I have worked with some legendary 'disabled' people, but Zinardi really trumps the lot with his attitude.

He reconciles being a macho sportsman with being a disabled sportsman. He shows you don't need to give up being a man when the shit hits the fan. He deals in humour and humility, (where others might indulge in self loathing, doubt and negativity), yet gives nothing at all away in terms of being a competitive and professional human being, hard as nails.

Total hero.


The word 'hero' has lost it's meaning nowadays, only used to describe footballers and other darling of the 'red tops'......

but the word has been reclaimed at last...i have nothing but admiration


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