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Thursday 29 September 2016

Iranian cyclist dies after crash in Paralympic road race

Published 17/09/2016 | 22:01

The rider was a 48-year-old man from Iran
The rider was a 48-year-old man from Iran

An Iranian cyclist has died after a crash in the men's C4/C5 cycling road race at the Rio Paralympics.

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The rider was named as Bahman Golbarnezhad, aged 48.

The International Paralympics Committee (IPC) 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.

According to a Paralympic biography, he was born in Shiraz, Iran. He also competed in the London Paralympics.

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