Iranian Bike owner Dies After Crash At Paralympics

Enlarge this imageIranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died on September 17 throughout a cycling race in Rio de Janeiro.Christophe Simon /AFP/Getty Imageshide captiontoggle captionChristophe Simon /AFP/Getty ImagesIranian bike owner Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died on September 17 through a biking race in Rio de Janeiro.Christophe Simon /AFP/Getty ImagesBahman Golbarnezhad, a 48-year-old Iranian bike owner, died just after crashing throughout a race in Rio de Janiero on Saturday. The Paralympian was biking over a mountainous extend of your road race on the time on the crash, in accordance to the a sertion from your International Paralympic Committee. “The athlete acquired therapy at the scene and was from the strategy of currently being taken on the athlete medical center when he suffered a cardiac arrest. The ambulance then diverted to the close by Unimed Rio Healthcare facility in Barra exactly where he handed away quickly right after arrival,” it claimed. Golbarnezhad “also participated within the London 2012 Paralympic Online games and took up the sport in 2002,” the committee claimed. Iranian bicycle owner Bahman Golbarnezhad (still left) competes from the Men’s Road Race C4-5 within the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.Anthony Edgar/APhide captiontoggle captionAnthony Edgar/AP”The Paralympic Loved ones is united in grief at this horrendous tragedy which casts a shadow above what are excellent Paralympic Game titles here in Rio,” Philip Craven, the committee’s president, claimed inside of a a sertion. The Iranian flag continues to be lowered to half-staff at the Paralympic Village and a second of silence will probably be held for the Closing Ceremony. The IPC has launched an investigation in the situation with the accident. According to the Guardian, the sports director for cycling’s intercontinental governing administration overall body, Piers Jones, “defended the character from the training course and said total po sibility a se sments had been carried out.”Masoud Ashrafi, the secretary-general of Iran’s Nationwide Paralympic Committee, described Golbarnezhad as being a “family man.” Speaking into the Guardian, he stated “Bahman was among the list of most hard-working active athletes that we have experienced. He had been cycling for 12 years and he was our greatest cyclist…. He beloved his family, he liked his son. “They’re po se sing a extremely, really hard problem on the instant and all I’m able to hope for is his physique is with his relatives and it might be a thing to make them come to feel far better,” Ashrafi included. In accordance for the BBC, Golbarnezhad “competed in Tommy McDonald Jersey situations for athletes with le sen limb impairments or amputations.” Iran’s condition information company said Golbarnezhad misplaced his still left leg through the Iran-Iraq war within the nineteen eighties.


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