SKNAAA commends Collins for his contribution to athletics

MyVueNews Staff-writer

The iconic sprinter, Kim Collins

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 4th March, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – With the retirement of Kittitian sprint icon Kim Collins, the St. Kitts-Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) commended the athletic star for his contribution to athletics nationally and on the international athletics scene.

Collins’ last international engagement was the 60-metre event held at the 2018 World Indoor Championships, in Birmingham England, 1st to 4th March.

In 2003, Collins rose to international prominence when he won the 100-metre sprint in a time of 10.07 seconds. Thereafter, he carried the flag of St. Kitts and Nevis at many international athletics meets, including the Olympics.

A press release issued by the SKNAAA described Collins as an inspiration for the people of the federation and as a beacon for athletics.

“We shall forever be grateful for his service to our nation, the sport, and our association, and look forward to working with him in coming weeks to help develop and nurture new talent, especially at the youth and junior levels, while still mentoring our senior athletes who are now making their mark in this great sport,” the press release stated.

According to the SKNAAA, Collins, a five-times Olympian, “will be remembered as one of the greatest sons of this country and a hero in the eyes of our citizens for the work he did in putting this small Caribbean country of ours on the world map, and helping us to gain international respect on the track”.

The SKNAAA extended best wishes to Collins and his family, as well as expressed appreciation for allowing Collins to serve the country “with such distinction and honour”.

 

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