Germaine Mason

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

Germaine Mason (born January 20, 1983 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican-born 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 metres 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.

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 2.36m.

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.

Mason has recently launch his website * http://www.germainemason.net with all the latest news about high jump and training in Jamaica and Great Britain.

His second cousin is fellow British athlete, Simeon Williamson.

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