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On this day: Bahman Golbarnezhad dies after Rio Paralympic road race crash

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The Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad was tragically killed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games a one year ago.

The Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad was tragically killed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games a one year ago.

Golbarnezhad, 48, died after crashing during the C4-5 cycling road race in Pontal, a small peninsula and beach area in the Recreio dos Bandeirantes neighborhood, located in the West Zone of the city.

He suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to hospital after incurring a head injury following a collision with a rock while descending midway through the race.

 

 


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

 

 


Afterward, the Iranian flag was lowered to half-mast in the athletes' village.

The flag of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was also flown in memory of Bahman Golbarnezhad.

Sep 18, 2017 10:44
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