Iranian cyclist dies after Rio Paralympic road race crash

Iranian cyclist dies after Rio Paralympic road race crash

An Iranian cyclist suffered a fatal heart attack following a crash in the men’s C4/C5 road race at the Rio Paralympics, The Guardian reports.

Bahman Golbarnezhad, from Shiraz, was treated at the scene of the accident before being taken to a local hospital. Iran’s NPC later announced he had died. He was 48.

Golbarnezhad was 14th in the time-trial on Wednesday and also competed at the London 2012 Paralympics. He was Iran’s sole cyclist at the Rio Games.

Iran’s NPC said in a statement: “Regretfully, IR IRAN NPC announces that Mr Bahman Golbarnezhad, passed away because of his accident during the competition.”

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