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Jamaican athlete killed in motorcycle crash

Jamaican athlete killed in motorcycle crash
20 Apr

Jamaican born Olympian – Germaine Mason was killed in a motorcycle crash in Jamaica early Thursday.

The police report that the athlete, who switched allegiance to represent Great Britain in 2006 and won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, crashed along the Palisadoes main road that leads to the Norman Manley International Airport.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force confirmed Mason’s death on its Twitter page.

Shortly after news broke, Prime Minister Andrew Holness tweeted : “ Our sincere condolences to the entire sporting fraternity.”

Mason, 34, set a Jamaican record of 2.34 metres to win the world indoor bronze for the island in 2003.

He was eligible to represent Britain because his father David was born in London, and switched allegiance two years before the Beijing Olympics.