Olympic Silver Medallist Germaine Mason Dies in Motorcycle Crash
Kingston,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germaine Mason, the British athlete of Jamaican origine, who won a high jump silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, has died in a motorcycle accident in Jamaica.
The 34-year-old was riding at the front of a convoy with a number of athletes, when he lost control of his bike on the Palisadoes main road in Kingston.He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mason was born in Jamaica and trained with the Stephen Francis-coached MVP Track Club before switching allegiance to Great Britain in 2006. Two years later he won a silver medal for Great Britain in Beijing after jumping 2.34m - a height that equalled his personal best - to finished behind the Russian Andrey Silnov, who cleared 2.36m.
Andrew Holness, the prime minister of Jamaica, tweeted: 'Our sincere condolences to the entire sporting fraternity.'
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