Still Making St. Kitts & Nevis Proud-Kim Collins

He ran 10.05, to defeat his opponents on Sunday, 29th May, 2011, squeezing the home town favourite, Churandy Martina into second position. Trinidad’s Richard Thompson picked up the third spot.

The 35 year old sprinter had announced his retirement from international competition in September 2009, but now seems determined to keep on going until, nobody knows.Kim-Collins-after-winning-FBK-Games-100m

In an interview last year, Kim told reporters that he simply likes to compete, no matter the venue or event. He said then that he hopes to continue for another year or two, once his body permits.

To date, Collins’ personal best in the 100m was at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester England, when he won the gold in a time of 9.98 seconds.

It was only a couple days ago, on Thursday 26th May, 2011, that Collins also showed his prowess when he placed fourth, with a time of 10.12 in a star studded line up at the Rome Diamond Games, where Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica defeated the lot in 9.91 seconds, including his countryman Asafa Powell, who placed second, with 9.93, Christophe Lemitre, of France with 10.00, was in third place, ahead of Collins.


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