His achievements over the years have demonstrated that small size and lack of vast resources do not necessarily impede the progress and achievements of countries like St. Kitts and Nevis. Kim has been the greatest ambassador his nation has seen.
Once again, it seems like his pursuits are receiving the recognition, at least verbally, of the government. On Tuesday, 31st January, 2012, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Denzil Douglas, said what Collins is doing in athletics is sending a clear message to all
St. Kitts and Nevis nationals in academia, the arts, business, parenting, and every other field, that there’s no substitute for hard work.
Douglas told listeners to his Ask the Prime Minister program, that we have to forget about what is impossible, and focus on what is possible.
We can never let the fact that we are from a little village, or a little street, on a little island hold us back from fulfilling our God-given potential. It is not where we were born that determines our destiny, but our spirit, our character, and our determination, said Prime Minister Douglas.
Douglas recognized that despite being much older than most runners, Kim again distinguished himself, coming in second in both the 60 and the 200 metre races in Glasgow, Scotland – each time being surpassed only by Great Britain, and each time coming in ahead of Germany – and everyone else!
“We all congratulate Kim,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who went on to admit that Collins continues to impress and confound his compatriots.
Collins and fellow athletes from St. Kitts and Nevis are currently participating in various competitions as part of their preparations for the London Olympics.