Rio - A cyclist competing in the Paralympics at Rio has died after crashing during a race on Saturday, reports BBC
Iran’s Bahman Golbarnezhad was taking part in the men’s C4/C5 road race at the Rio Paralympics when the accident happened.
Golbarnezhad, 48, suffered cardiac arrest after the incident on a mountainous stretch of circuit.
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He was treated at the scene before being taken to a hospital nearby.
An investigation into the circumstances of the accident has been launched.
The Iranian flag has been lowered to half-mast in the Paralympic Village and a period of silence will be observed during Sunday's closing ceremony.
Golbarnezhad also competed at the London Paralympics in 2012.
- News 24