GB Olympic medallist Mason, 34, dies in crash

Germaine Mason switched allegiance to Great Britain two years before the 2008 Olympics

British Olympic high jump silver medallist Germaine Mason has died at the age of 34 after a motorcycle crash, police in Jamaica have said.

The Jamaican-born athlete, who switched to represent Great Britain in 2006, won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"Our sincere condolences to the entire sporting fraternity," tweeted Jamaica prime minister Andrew Holness.

Mason won Britain's first athletics medal of the Beijing Games, finishing second behind Russian Andrey Silnov.

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