Kim Collins Makes His Country Proud Again

This time, the former World 100m Champion, was thrilling thousands at the 57th Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Meet, on Saturday, 25th June, 2011, in the European nation of Poland.

It was only last week, that Collins reminded the athletic world that he still has what it takes to be a champion, when he maintained his title as the Number One ranked sprinter for St. Kitts & Nevis, winning the 100m in his country’s National Meet, at the Silver Jubilee Stadium, in Basseterre.

In that race, Collins ran 10.06 seconds in what an open invitational race, that included the likes of Trinidad & Tobago’s sprint star, Darrel Browne, who himself is a former Silver Medal holder in the World Championship. Also defeated by Collins then was Olympian Aaron Armstrong, also from Trinidad & Tobago. Collins actually established a new National Record, (St. Kitts & Nevis), in that encounter.

Collins therefore took his warm up victory at home, to the meet in Poland, dominating the field of athletes there, clocking a time of 10.20 seconds to triumph over Poland’s top sprinter, Dariusz Kuc, who was made to settle for second position, with a time of 10.25 seconds.

Kim Collins is expected to lead the St. Kitts & Nevis National Athletic team, at this summer’s World Champions, to be held in South Korea.

Collins, who is now 35, said that despite his retirement a few years ago, that he still has the urge and passion for the sport and would only quit, when the signs from his body tell him that the time has finally come.



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