bahman-golbarnezhad

The Rio Paralympics have been hit by tragedy following the death of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad.

Golbarnezhad, from Shiraz, was involved in a crash in the men’s C4/C5 road race.

He was treated at the scene of the accident before being taken to a local hospital.

Iran’s national Paralympic committee later announced that the 48-year-old had died.