Source: Press TV
Member of the Iranian national women's cycling team, Zaynab Sasanian, has been killed in a road crash, while driving her car in the country's northwestern city of Ardabil. The 19-year-old Iranian sportsman lost life early on Monday, when her car collided with a tree in the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili Street of the city, located 594 kilometers northwest the capital Tehran.
Late Iranian female cyclist Zaynab Sasanian
Mehdi Maleki, a correspondent for sports desk of the Persian-language Iran
daily newspaper later wrote on his Twitter page that Sasanian's cousin has also
been killed in the accident, and her sister has sunk into a coma after suffering
a head injury.
Late Sasanian was a member of Iran women's national squad, and represented the Islamic Republic during the 2017 Asian Cycling Championship.
Memorial announcement for Zaynab Sasanian
Sasanian had put in inspiring performances in time trial and track events of
Iran's Cycling Championships, and clinched several medals.
The Cycling Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran has offered its deepest condolences to her bereaved family.
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