PORTLAND, Jamaica — Olympians Usain Bolt and Michael Frater, along with former Reggae Boy Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner gave their support to the family of Olympian Germaine Mason at the grave digging last Friday.
Mason who is a long-time friend of the trio, died recently in a motor cycle accident and will be laid to rest next Sunday at Grange Hill, Portland after a funeral service in Kingston.
Bolt told OBSERVER ONLINE it was extremely difficult for him at this time.
“It is very hard on me’. Right now, it is very hard on me as we have grown very close over the years from the World Juniors in 2002 and we have come up through the ranks together. We have both succeeded in our different events and for me, I have to be strong for the parents and the family. I had to come here and do anything for the family in any way possible and it is just an honour” he said.
A mural was also done on the wall of the house facing where Mason will be laid to rest by Catapul.