Iranian cyclist dies after crash at Paralympics

Saturday September 17th, 2016

An Iranian cyclist died after being injured in a crash during the C4-5 cycling road race at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics on Saturday, the Iran Paralympic Committee confirmed to NBC’s Nick Zaccardi.

The local organizing committee identified the rider as Bahman Golbarnezhad, aged 48. It said he received emergency treatment on the course and was transported to a Rio hospital.

Organizers said they would update his condition later on Saturday.

A Paralympic biography said he was born in Shiraz, Iran. He also competed in the London Paralympics and didn’t medal.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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