British Olympic silver medallist, 34, killed in Jamaica.
Germaine Mason has been killed in a 4 am motorcycle crash in Jamaica while riding in a convoy with Usain Bolt.
Germaine Mason, 34, has been killed in a motorcycle crash early on Thursday morning in Jamaica.
The British Olympic silver medallist in high jumper was heading into the island’s capital, Kingston, at around 4.20am when he reportedly lost control of his motorbike, dying instantly.
The Olympic medallist, who was born in Kingston, lived in Jamaica and he was the national record holder for the event, at 2.34m, or 7.67 feet but has dual nationality because his father is English and was chosen to represent Britain in 2006.
Germaine, who has a five-year-old son, competed for Great Britain in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and won a silver medal in the high jump event.
Germaine Mason is believed to have been riding in the front of a convoy along with several other athletes, including his close friend track star Usain Bolt.
Before migrating to the UK, he trained with the Stephen Francis-coached MVP Track Club. He then moved on to train with Great Britain to prepare for the 2008 games.
Mason continued to compete until he retired from the sport in 2016.
The Kingston-born star had been with several athletes, including 100m and 200m world record holder Bolt, 2005 world championship 100m silver medallist Michael Frater, and former Bolton defender Ricardo Gardner before Thursday’s crash occurred.
May his soul rest in peace.