Sports discipline: Cycling

Production company: Iran FICTS Film Festival

IRAN 2017, 45 min

Director: Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi

Editing: Mohammad-Ali Haqparast

Photos: Majid Yazdani

Producer: Islamic Revolution Documentary Center


Veteran of the Iran–Iraq war where he lost his left leg, Bahman Golbar Nezhad started his sports career as wrestler and powerlifter. After an injury to his shoulder, he started practicing cycling and managed to qualify for the 2012 London Paralympic Games. As he only Iranian cyclist at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, died in an tragic accident which occurred during the men’s C4-5 road cycling event. He was the first athlete to die during an event of the Paralympic Games.