Paralympics day ten: Fatal crash in men’s road race


( CNN )Day 10 of the Rio Paralympics was eclipsed by the awful news of the death of an Iranian Para bicyclist.

Forty-eight years of age Bahman Golbarnezhad suffered a heart attack after a major crash on the downhill slope of the guys’s C4-5 roadway race.


    A trio of skilled teens topped the podium of the ladies’s T35 200m, a classification for professional athletes with coordination disabilities.
    Seventeen-year-old Xia Zhou of China won the gold, 15-year-old Isis Holt of Australia took the silver while 16-year-old Maria Lyle of Great Britain clinched the bronze with her season’s finest.
    The race was an accomplishment for Zhou, who smashed the world record set by Holt at the IPC World Championships a year previously.
    Holt installed an intense battle to maintain her world title, racing neck and reck with Zhou around the bend. She was not able to keep up with the Chinese sprinter who sped up in the last stretch to complete in 28.22 seconds– 0.08 faster than her Australian competitor’s previous mark.
    The youngest rival in the occasion, Holt was pleased. “I could not feel much better. It was among the very best results that I might have expected,” she informed the Paralympics main site . “I attempted so tough because race and to have a medal, no matter the colour, is unbelievable.”
    Zhou’s gold is her 2nd at Rio, having currently won the 100m.
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