Germaine Mason laid to rest in Portland
A large contingent of Jamaican athletes, including world record holder for the 100 and 200 metres, Usain Bolt, and Guinness Book of World Records sub-10 kingpin, Asafa Powell, turned up to bid farewell to Olympian Germaine Mason at his final place of rest.
Mason, an Olympic silver medallist, died on April 20 after the motorcycle he was driving crashed along the Palisadoes strip in Kingston. He was laid to rest yesterday at Grange Hill in Portland.
Tears flowed freely among family members, friends, and well wishers, who gathered at the family plot.
The group of athletes, led by former Reggae Boy Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison and Bolt, started carrying the casket at the entrance of Grange Hill, and were assisted by others as they took turns to lay the casket in the sculpture where other family members have been laid.
Other former Reggae Boyz Gregory Messam and Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardener, plus track Olympians Michael Frater, Jason Morgan and Raymond Brown, along with a number of other athletes were on hand to pay their last respect.