Kingston, Jamaica (JIS) – In a statement for public release the Minister of Sports, the Hon. Olivia Grange expressed sentiments on the passing of Jamaica’s high jump record holder Germaine Mason.
Minister Grange stated that Jamaica was woke up the sad news yesterday, April 20, 2017. The passing of one of our own, Germaine Mason, she said.
“Despite him joining the British team a few years ago, I still consider him to be one of our own. Germaine was made here. He’s a product, an outstanding product of Jamaica. A product of our sports system. And we have always given him our love and support.” Min. James said with embrace.
With pride in the midst of tragedy she went on the remind Jamaicans that Germaine was our champion and natioanl high jump record holder, he was a member of our sports family.
“Today, we have lost a member of our sports family.” Said the Sports Minster. “And there are no words to adequately express the sadness, the pain, the grief that we all share.I use this opportunity to offer my deepest condolences to his family, including his sports family, his friends and his fans.” She continued
Minster Olivia Grange Sought Asafa in trying to come to grip with Germaine Mason’s Death
“This morning, I had the opportunity to speak to Asafa [Powell] who was extremely sad about what had happened. In reaching out to him, I felt that atleast I was able to express directly to an outstanding athlete how I felt about Germaine’s passing and it made a difference to me.” Said Minister Grange
‘Let us all share in this grief and let us all celebrate his life and achievements. I pray that we will all be strengthened in the days ahead.” Her statement concluded
# Germaine Mason Olympic Medalist Minster Olivia Grange