Though the St. Kitts and Nevis squad is perhaps one of the smallest of the competing nations, the athletic world will still be forced to pay attention to their potential as it remains quite possible that the country’s ace sprinter Kim Collins could be a feature in the finals of the 100m. Kim has always made it known that once he reaches the finals…anything is possible. The same is true for the male 4 x 100m relay team.
Collins who is a former Commonwealth and World Championship 100m winner has proven time and time again that despite his age, he is still a major player on the international athletic circuit, as he demonstrated this year with “warm up” victories at various meets, in Europe and Asia.
No one also expected Collins to again make it to the podium at the most recent World Championship in South Korea, but still this Kittitian icon was able to sprint his way into a bronze medal in the 100m finals, almost 10 years after winning the gold in 2003.
But the spotlight will also fall on the country’s Men’s Relay team, which also picked up the bronze medal of the 2011 World Championship and silver in 100m during the Pan Am Games in Mexico. Kim was also a silver medalist in the 100m of the games in Mexico last year.
The 2012 St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic team includes seven (7) athletes, including Delwayne Delaney, Lestrad Roland, Jason Rogers, Brijesh Lawrence, Antoine Adams, Kim Collins and Tameka Williams.
They are supported by a 5 member management team of officials, namely: Chef De Mission- Keith Heyliger, Team Manager- Lester Hanley, Assistant Manager- Istan Williams, Head Coach Lonzo Wilkinson and Assistant Coach- Stuart Joseph.
These Kittitian/Nevisian ambassadors will proudly carry the flag of the nation, when the grand spectacle of the opening ceremony unfolds in London.
Reports out of England predict that more rain is to be expected in the UK as the jet stream moves south again, but forecasters say the weather for the start of the Olympics will not be as bad as it has been for much of the summer.
Friday night’s opening ceremony is expected to escape the rain. London will be most at risk of rain during the morning and early afternoon, but experts said showers should have cleared by 9pm when the eagerly awaited £27m showpiece gets under way.
Temperatures are expected to remain warm for tens of thousands of spectators making their way to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London.