The I.R. Iran National Paralympic Committee (IRI) will host a photo and multimedia exhibition named ‘Outcome of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games’ in Tehran, from 3-7 November, in memory of Para cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad.
The Iranian Paralympian died on 17 September following an accident in Rio 2016’s road race C4-5, soon after arrival to the nearby Unimed Rio Hospital in Barra.
Around 100 photos will be showcased in the exhibition, some of which will show Golbarnezhad’s life and career in Para sports. The cyclist, who also competed at London 2012, took up the sport in 2002.
Iranian Olympic and Paralympic athletes, officials and artists were invited to send 35 to 40- seconds-long video messages expressing their condolences to Golbarnezhad.
Paralympic athletes and National Paralympic Committees from all around the world are also invited to send their videos to the International Paralympic Committee's media and communcations team via email by 31 October.
IRI Secretary General Masoud Ashraf hopes the collective effort will “create a global thinking and share a common understanding about this accident.”