Iranian cyclist dies after crash in Paralympics road race

48-year-old Bahman Golbarnezhad crashed while descending steep hill.

Bahman Golbarnezhad dies after crash in Paralympics cycling

Bahman Golbarnezhad dies after crash in Paralympics cycling

Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after crashing in a road race at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics on Saturday.

The International Paralympics Committee said the 48-year-old received emergency treatment on the course and was transported to a Rio hospital where officials said he died.

The IPC said it believes this is the first death in a Paralympics.

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