Collins qualified for the next round after he placed 4th with a time of 10:18 seconds in heats today, 13th August. Though he did not place in any of the top two spots, which would have seen him automatically through to the semis, his time qualified among eight other non-automatic qualifying times.
Running in heat 3, lane 2, the 40-year-old sprinter is believed to be the oldest man to ever run in a 100 meters race at the Olympics.
The federation was also represented in the 100 meters heats by team captain and flag bearer Antoine Adams and Brijesh Lawrence.
Adams and Lawrence both had strong runs in their respective heats but were unable to move on to the next round. Adams finished his heat with a time of 10:39 seconds while Lawrence finished his in 8th place with a time of 10:55 seconds.
Other qualifying performances came from reigning Olympic sprint champion, Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Just Gatlin of the United States of America. Both Bolt and Gatlin easily cruised across the finished line in first place during their heats.
Bolt and Gatlin are rivals on the track and have many people calling the 100 meters race “one not to be missed.”
The semi-final races are scheduled for Sunday 14th August, 2016.
Team SKN will be competing on the following days in the specified events:
Monday 15th August – Women’s 200m Heats 8:35 a.m.
Tuesday 16th August – Men’s 200m Heats 10:50 a.m.
Thursday 18th August – Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Heats 10:40 a.m.