Kim Collins Wins Gold in Japan

 

Some say he may be retired from international competition representing his country, St. Kitts & Nevis, but his recent victories on the world scene continue to make fans wonder if Kim Collins is ever going to stop making history.

His latest victory was clocked at the IAAF World Challenge Grand Prix held in Japan last Sunday (8th May, 2011). Collins captured first place in the 100m with a time of 10:40 beating contenders, such as Aaron Rouge-Street from Australia and Japan’s Ryota Yamagat.

Now his attention has turned to Manchester, England which is a favourite place for him. It was there nine years ago that he won the 100m in the Commonwealth Games of that year.

The line up facing Kim this Sunday includes Shawn Crawford, the 2004 Olympic champion and runner-up in Beijing three years ago.

Tyson Gay set a world best time of 19.41 over 200m at this event last year, and it is down to the four competitors in this event in 2011 to beat this.

These include Britain’s Rikki Fifton along with Crawford and the track veteran Kim Collins who came out of retirement in January to have one of the best seasons of his stellar career.

Results from Sunday May 8th  athletics Grand Prix in Kawasaki, Japan, the third leg of the world challenge series were:

Men

100m (wind: -0.8)

1. Kim Collins (SKN) 10.40sec

2. Aaron Rouge-Serret (AUS) 10.42

3. Ryota Yamagata (JPN) 10.51

4. Shintaro Kimura (JPN) 10.54

5. Masashi Eriguchi (JPN) 10.54

6. Zheng Dongsheng (CHN) 10.55

7. Simon Magakwe (RSA) 10.65

Anthony Alozie (AUS) did not start

Collins is also the 2003 World 100m Champion as well as multiple times World Championship Bronze medallist.

 

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