He has also given that explanation as part of the reason why he is competing at this year’s summer Olympics in London. He does not want to leave the scene, he said, without helping to find a replacement athlete or a pool of them, who could be competitive against hose from other nations.
However, it seems like Kim’s dream may be on the horizon of turning the corne
r of reality, given the recent outstanding performances of Antoine Adams, who was part of the St. Kitts & Nevis relay team that won a Bronze Medal at the 2011 World Games in South Korea and a Silver Medal at the Pan Am Games in Mexico.
Having just won his first gold medal on the international circuit a few days ago, Antoine Adams won two gold medals at the 2012 Botnia Games in Finland.
In the 60m he sped to 6.68 seconds, more than 1/10th of a second ahead of second place finisher, Visa Hongisto, who finished with 6.79 seconds. He later followed up with an epic performance in the 150m which is currently a world leading time.
Meanwhile other athletes from St. Kitts and Nevis competed in both the Eastern and Western Hemisphere recently.
The Federation recorded outstanding performances by Tameka Williams, who like Adams won the double. Tameka sped to a lifetime best after clocking 7.37 seconds in her event, some 200ths of a second away from the World Indoor Qualifying mark. Her time was also recognized by the IAAF as one of the fastest in the world for the year.
Sprint icon Kim Collins, also had impressive performances. He advanced to the finals of the men’s 60m dash in Russia, but however sustained an injury in the finals resulting in a 5th place finish.
Brijesh Lawrence competed in the sprint double (60m and 200m) at the Wichita State Invitational and placed 1st and 2nd respectively.
These performances are serving the local athletes well as they prepare for the 2012 Olympics. This is the type of experience that Kim had indicated is necessary for our athletes if they are gain experience, knowing what it is like to appear in the “big leagues’.
The SKNAAA has extended congratulations to all of the nation’s ambassadors for the role they are playing on the international circuit. They also wished Kim a speedy recovery and a successful return to the track.
The Department of Sport in St. Kitts has also join the chorus of those extending congratulations to Antoine Adams, as he continues to put in the hard work necessary to achieve his goals. “We also applaud the SKNAAA and all the athletes on the International Circuit as well as those here at home for their continued commitment to the sport. We wish Kim a speedy recovery from his recent injury and look forward for more amazing performances from all,” said the Department in a short release.
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