Retired British high jumper, Germaine Mason has died in a motorcycle crash in eastern Kingston in Jamaica. The Jamaican-born athlete reportedly lost control of the motorcycle he was traveling on and fell from it at about 4:20 am on Thursday April 20th. He was 34.
reported that the crash took place on Sir Florizel Glasspole Boulevard
but eyewitnesses said it happened in the vicinity of the Jamaica Gypsum
Quarry on Norman Manley Highway.
Bolt was part of the group that came by and he was very, very
emotional, and still is,’ said Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen.
Mason who switched allegiance in 2006 to represent Great Britain won silver in the high jump at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Olympic champions, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Denise Lewis, Linford
Christie and others have all taken to their social media pages to paid
tribute to the former high jumper.
May his soul rest in peace (Amen)