International Athletics

UK medallist dead in Jamaica motorbike crash - reports

2017-04-20 16:15

Kingston - Former Olympic high jumper Germaine Mason, who won silver for Britain at the 2008 Games in Beijing, died on Thursday in a motorbike crash in Jamaica, news reports said.

The 34-year-old was born in Jamaica but changed his allegiance to Britain in 2006.

Reports in Jamaica and Britain, citing police, said he was heading to Kingston when he lost control of the bike.

He died instantly, Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner said.

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