Jamaican high jumper Germaine Mason dies in motor-cycle accident

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Jamaican high jumper Germaine Mason dies in motor-cycle accident

As news of the crash broke, several athletes traveled to the scene, including track star Usain Bolt and multiple global medallist Michael Frater, according to the Jamaican Gleaner.

Two years later, Mason, won a silver medal for Great Britain in Beijing after jumping 2.34m - a height that equalled his personal best - to finished behind the Russian Andrey Silnov, who cleared 2.36m.

The Office of the Commissioner of Police confirmed to Sky Sports News HQ that the retired high jumper died on Wednesday morning (local time) at 4.20am in a motorbike accident.

Although born in Jamaica, Mason switched his allegiance to Britain in 2006, which he was able to do courtesy of his London-born father.

Mason, 34, a former student of the Wolmer's High School for Boys is the national record holder in the high jump event.

British Olympic medallist Germaine Mason has died after a motorcycle crash in Jamaica.

Following Mason's death, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness tweeted: 'Our honest condolences to the entire sporting community'.

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