Germaine Mason, a British Olympic silver medallist has been killed in a motorbike accident as he rode in a convoy with Usain Bolt in Jamaica.
Vanguard reports that Mason, who won silver at the Beijing Games in 2008, died in a crash as he rode home from a party with pals in Kingston this morning.
The 34-year-old died at the scene after losing control of his bike amid claims he swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle.
He had been on a night out with triple world and Olympic champion Bolt, along with sprinter Michael Frater, and the group were riding home in convoy.
Mason grew up on the Caribbean island but switched allegiances to represent Great Britain in 2006 ahead of the Olympics in China in two years later.
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness later tweeted: “Our sincere condolences to sporting fraternity.”
Mason is still the holder of the Jamaican national record in the high-jump, set before he emigrated to the UK.
The high-jumper decided to switch to represent Great Britain to help develop his training regime, on the back of having a fatheer, David, who was born in London.
He made the most of the National Lottery funding to step up his training regime – and was rewarded with a shock silver medal in Beijing. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>