Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash

Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash

Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash

Written by Staff Writer

18 Sep, 2016 | 11:31 am

An Iranian Para-cyclist has died following a crash in the men’s road race on Saturday.

The International Paralympic Committee said Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48, suffered cardiac arrest after the incident on a “mountainous stretch” of circuit.

Golbarnezhad from Shiraz was treated at the scene of the accident before being taken to a local hospital.

The IPC statement read: “It is with deep sadness and regret that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) confirms the death of the Iranian Para cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad following an accident in this morning’s (September 17) road race at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Golbarnezhad also competed at the London Paralympics in 2012.

An investigation into the circumstances of the accident has been launched.

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