A photo and multimedia exhibition named ‘Outcome of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games’ opened in memory of Para cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad in Tehran on Thursday.
The exhibition will run until November 7 at the Saba Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran.
“Bahman will be forever missed. He could have won a gold medal but I think he will always be remembered with his efforts for Paralympics,” head of Iran National Paralympic Committee Mahmoud Khosravivafa said.
Iranian Paralympian Golbarnezhad died on 17 September following an accident in Rio 2016’s road race C4-5, soon after arrival to the nearby Unimed Rio Hospital in Barra.
Around 100 photos are being showcased in the exhibition, some of which show Golbarnezhad’s life and career in Para sports. The cyclist, who also competed at London 2012, took up the sport in 2002.
IRI Secretary General Masoud Ashraf hopes the collective effort “create a global thinking and share a common understanding about this accident.”