ATHLETICS: The British high jumper Germaine Mason died Thursday in a motorcycle accident in Jamaica …
- Germaine Mason was 34 years old.
- He lost control of his vehicle while traveling in Kingston
- He died instantly.
Jamaica and the United Kingdom are in mourning. Germaine Mason, Jamaica native naturalized British in 2006 and silver medalist at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, died Thursday in a motorcycle accident in Jamaica, announced the local media.
Former athlete of 34 years would have lost control of his vehicle on his way to Kingston and reportedly died on the spot, the newspaper The Gleaner , which reports a tweet from Prime Minister of the island Andrew Holness, expressing condolences to his family, while other media quoted police sources.
Usain Bolt would have gone on the scene
Immediately after the accident, several sports personalities of the island, including the World sprint star Usain Bolt, reportedly went to the scene, still provide local newspapers.
“The team of Great Britain is extremely saddened by the announcement of the sudden death of Germaine Mason Olympic medalist. Rest in peace Germaine, “tweeted the British Olympic Committee.
Team GB are incredibly saddened by the sudden death of Olympic medallist Germaine Mason.
— Team GB (@TeamGB) April 20, 2017
“My thoughts are with the relatives and family of Germaine Mason on this sad day. RIP Germaine, we will never forget you, “tweeted for his part the former Olympic 100m champion in Barcelona in 1992 and world champion in 1993, Linford Christie.