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Germaine Mason, the British Olympian who took home silver in the high jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has died after a motorcycle crash in Jamaica.
Germaine Mason, the British Olympian who took home silver in the high jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has died after a motorcycle crash in Jamaica.
Mason, who was born in Jamaica, represented Great Britain starting in 2006 but was good friends with Usain Bolt, who was on the scene shortly after the crash on Thursday.
“Usain Bolt was part of the group that came by and he was very, very emotional, and still is, ” said Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, adding, “I understand they are very close friends.”
Allen told the BBC that Mason had been traveling from the direction of the airport when the crash occurred.

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