Iranian cyclist taken to hospital after crash in Paralympics

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Posted: Sep 17, 2016 4:28 PM
Iranian cyclist taken to hospital after crash in Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An Iranian cyclist has been hospitalized after being injured in a C4-5 cycling road race at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics on Saturday.

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.