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Great Britain Olympic Silver Medallist Germaine Mason killed in Motorcycle crash

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British athlete Germaine Mason has died aged 34 after a motorcycle crash in Jamaica.

According to The Sun, he partied on a nightout with triple world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt and sprinter Michael Frater and died at the scene after efforts to swerve from an oncoming vehicle failed.

The Jamaican-born athlete grew up on the Caribbean Island but switched allegiances to represent Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China. He won a silver medal in high jump which was the country’s first medal at the tournament after finishing behind Russian Andrey Silnov.

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness tweeted: “Our sincere condolences to the entire sporting fraternity.”

He claimed world indoor bronze for Jamaica in 2003 but was eligible to represent Britain because his father David was born in London, and he switched allegiance three years later.

 

5 Comments

  1. A Real Nigerian

    April 20, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    What kind of reporting is this? In what event did he win the silver medal?

    • abby

      April 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      does that really matter? The guy was just 34 and he’s dead now..

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      It has been corrected so apparently, it matters.

  2. Anon

    April 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Very sad. I remember him and Tasha Denvers (Bronze 400m hurdles) at the Beijing Olympics. Surprise medal winners in their events. Now he is gone.

    Eternal rest.

  3. renata apeles

    April 21, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Ooh! very sad RIP

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