Jamaican-Born British Olympian Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Jamaican-born British Olympic medallist Germaine Mason has died after he was involved in a motorcycle crash.

According to reports, he crashed his motorcycle at about 4.20am “after leaving a party” in Kingston. As the news emerged, Prime Minister Andrew Holness tweeted: “Our sincere condolences to the entire sporting fraternity.”

The Jamaican won silver in the high jump at Beijing 2008 Olympics while representing Great Britain. Mason switched allegiance to Great Britain in 2006, given eligibility through his father David who was born in London.

Mason is Jamaica’s national record holder in the high jump event.

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