Olympian killed during ride with Usain Bolt

British Olympic high jump silver medalist Germaine Mason has been killed in a Jamaica motorcycle accident, according to reports.

Mason, a Jamaican-born athlete who represented Great Britain in 2006 and won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was at the helm of a bike convoy on the Palisadoes main road in Kingston, when he lost control of his bike, reports The Guardian.

He was reportedly riding with numerous high-profile international athletes including eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, 100-meter silver medalist Michael Frater and retired Jamaican footballer Ricardo Gardner.

The Jamaica Constabulary wrote on Twitter: “Germaine Mason, 34, Jamaican-born athlete and former national high jumper, died in a motorcycle crash this morning.”

And Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holmes Tweeted out his sincerities: “Our sincere condolences to the entire sporting fraternity.”

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