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Germaine Mason

Germaine Mason
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Great Britain
Olympic Games
2008 Beijing High jump
Competitor for  Jamaica
World Junior Championships
2000 Chile High Jump
2002 Kingston High jump
World Indoor Championships
2004 Budapest High jump
Pan American Games
2003 Santo Domingo High jump
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
2002 Bridgetown High jump
2000 San Juan High jump
CARIFTA Games
Junior (U20)
High jump
2002 Nassau High jump
CARIFTA Games
Youth (U17)
1999 Fort-de-France High jump

Germaine Mason (born January 20, 1983 in Kingston) is a Jamaican-born track and field athlete competing in high jump. In 2006, he switched sporting allegiance, and now represents Great Britain. He attended Wolmer's School in Kingston.

He won silver and bronze medals at the World Junior Championships in 2000 and 2002 respectively, the latter event held in his hometown of Kingston. His first medal at senior level came at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, when he won a gold medal, having achieved a personal best jump of 2.34 metres. He finished fifth at the World Championships the same year.

The following seasons saw him drop to 2.25 m (2004) and 2.27 m (2005), but 2.25 m was enough to win a bronze medal at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships. The medal was won jointly with Jaroslav Bába and Ştefan Vasilache.

Mason is eligible to represent Great Britain because his father David was born in London. Mason's mother persuaded him to switch allegiance, and Mason's change in nationality was ratified by athletics' governing body, the IAAF, in 2006.[1]

Mason won a silver medal for Great Britain at the Beijing Olympics on 19 August 2008. He equaled his personal best of 2.34m, beaten only by Russia's Andrey Silnov with 2.36 m.

During Winter he is coached in Jamaica by Stephen Francis, who also coaches Asafa Powell and in Summer his base is in Birmingham with Fuzz Ahmed as his coach.

His second cousin is fellow British athlete, Simeon Williamson.

References

  1. ^ Germain Mason. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2015-02-01.
  • Germaine Mason profile at IAAF

External links

  • Official website
  • Management website


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