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Paralympic Summer Games Deaths

Fortunately there has only been one death recorded in association with the Paralympics.

Bahman Golbarnezhad, a 48 year-old Iranian cyclist at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, died of cardiac arrest following crash.

Golbarnezhad was competing in the C4 cycling road race, and was involved in a crash on the first section of the Grumari loop, a mountainous stretch of the course. He received treatment at the scene and was in the process of being taken to the athlete hospital when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

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