Former CART champion and F1 driver Alex Zanardi on Wednesday won Paralympic gold in the hand-cycling time trial in Rio, the first of two medals he is defending this year. Discount 49ers Jerseys .The Italian, who lost both legs in a horrific accident during a CART race at the Lausitzring in 2001, crossed the line in 28 minutes, 36.8 seconds, ahead of Stuart Tripp of Australia and Oscar Sanchez of the United States. Zanardi will line up in the hand-cycling road race on Thursday, which he also won in London four years ago.On Sept. 15, 2001, Zanardi was nearing the end of the American Memorial 500 when his car was struck hard by another as he tried to merge back onto the track from pit row. Both of his legs were amputated above the knee.At the time, I was asked if I would ever step back in a race car, but what was very important for me was to go into the bathroom and pee on my own, but I could not do that. I had to be helped. That was my No. 1 priority, Zanardi told reporters after his race Wednesday. Day by day, I managed to regain control and strength, regain some confidence and concentrate on different things and here I am now.The 49-year-old enjoyed a successful open wheel racing career, winning CART championships in 1997 and 1998. A full season in F1 followed for Williams, though it failed to yield a single F1 points finish (when only the top six were rewarded). He had driven sporadically in F1 between 1991 and 1994, with his only points finish coming for Team Lotus at the 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix.?He returned to racing two years after his 2001 shunt, competing with prosthetic legs in the World Touring Car Championship for BMW between 2005 and 2009. He then switched sports, taking up hand-cycling -- which led to two gold medals at London 2012. He has also competing in various triathlons and an Iron Man event in his wheelchair.On top of the two golds he won at London 2012, Zanardi also has silver from the road team relay. He will have the chance to go one better in the team event later this week.Racing at the Olympic Stadium in Rio held a special meaning for Zanardi. Rio is where he secured his first pole position in 1996.When it was announced that the Olympic Stadium was going to be built there I thought, Wow, Ive always loved that place and been super fast there, Zanardi said. But for some reason or another I never managed to win a race, so maybe it is time to go back to Rio and win something and put that right.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Youth 49ers Jerseys . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. 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They are followed by Adam Scott, Russell Knox and Jordan Spieth.Knox won the Travelers Championship a week after the PGA Championship, but with a chance to earn Ryder Cup points last week, the Scot decided he needed a rest.The playoffs begin Thursday at The Barclays, which returns to Bethpage Black.At the end of this five-week bonanza is a $10 million bonus to the winner. Thats still a long way off. For now, there is plenty to keep their attention.RYDER CUP QUALIFYING: The Barclays is the final week for American players to earn points -- one point for every $1,000 in PGA Tour earnings -- toward getting one of the eight automatic spots on the Ryder Cup team.Five already have been decided -- Johnson, Spieth, Phil Mickelson, PGA champion Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka. Brandt Snedeker tied for third last week to move up to No. 6 and would appear to be safe. He is ahead of Zach Johnson and Patrick Reed, the lone Olympian from that group.The purse at The Barclays is $8.5 million, so nothing is set except for whos not going to make it. Charley Hoffman at No. 22 is the last player who has a mathematical shot, and its a long shot at that.As for Rickie Fowler? He would have to finish no worse than a two-way tie for fourth.THE POINTS: The PGA Tour made a slight tweak to the points system for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Points are quadrupled for the next three weeks, instead of being five times their normal value in previous years.The hope is that it allows for volatility in these big events, without someone far down in the pack having one good week and being locked in for the Tour Championship.The top 125 qualify for the playoffs, and then its a matter of attrition.The top 100 in the FedEx Cup staandings advance to the second playoff event next week at the Deutsche Bank Championship; the top 70 advance to the BMW Championship the following week at Crooked Stick outside Indianapolis. Richie James Jersey. . The top 30 move on to the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.THE COURSE: Bethpage Black rose to prominence when the public golf course hosted the U.S. Open in 2002, and Tiger Woods held off Sergio Garcia and Mickelson to win his second U.S. Open. It hosted another U.S. Open in 2009, when Lucas Glover won in a rain-delayed finish.Now its on the rotation for the FedEx Cup playoffs, with Nick Watney winning The Barclays in 2012.The course is famous for its warning sign on the first tee: The Black Course is an extremely difficult course which we recommend only for highly skilled golfers.It should say its a risk even for really good players, Spieth said. The course Ive played the last two days is up there with the hardest, probably top-five courses Ive ever played in my life. And its Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, and its soft.THE BUBBLE: Jim Furyk (No. 94) and Steve Stricker (No. 98) did well to make it to the playoffs because of their limited schedules -- Stricker only plays a dozen times a year, and Furyk started late because of wrist surgery.All it takes is one good week to keep advancing. If they miss the cut, odds are they wont stay in the top 100.Among those outside the top 100 are Keegan Bradley at No. 106. 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