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GB Olympian Germaine Mason killed in motorbike crash...

British high-jumper Germaine Mason has died in a motorbike smash in Jamaica while out riding with sprint star Usain Bolt. Mason, who won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, was riding home from a party in convoy with eight-time Olympic champion Bolt in the Caribbean island’s capital of Kingston on Thursday.

The 34-year-old died at the scene after losing control of his bike, with claims he swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. Michael Frater, 2005 World Championship 100m silver medallist, was also in the convoy when the accident happened. Mason grew up with Bolt on the junior athletics circuit in Jamaica before switching to represent Great Britain before the Olympics in Beijing. He is still the holder of the Jamaican national record in the high-jump, set before he emigrated to the UK.

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