Iranian Paralympic cyclist dies in Rio crash
An Iranian cyclist has died Saturday after a crash during a cycling road race on the penultimate day of the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic games.
The International Paralympics Committee identified the dead rider as Bahman Golbarnezhad, aged 48.
It said he received emergency treatment on the course and was transported to a Rio hospital. It was not immediately clear where he died.
IPC officials said the crash took place as the rider was descending a steep hill.
A Paralympic biography said he was born in Shiraz, Iran. He also competed in the London Paralympics and didn't medal.
Iran’s national Paralympic committee said in a statement: "Regretfully, IR IRAN NPC announces that Mr Bahman Golbarnezhad, passed away because of his accident during the competition."