You Again? Kim Collins Wins Silver at Pan Am Games

Earlier this year, after his outstanding performance at the 2011 World Games, where he won a bronze medal, Collins had indicated that one of the reasons he dusted off his track shoes was because the country had not yet found a successor who could carry the banner of the national flag at the international level, winning titles and medals.kim3

In particular, he wanted to make sure that his country occupied a position on the podium at the 2011 Pan Am Games, thus his decision to participate.

It was a good decision because it ended with him breaking a two decades old record, to become the holder of the 100m record at the Pan Am Games, when he ran 10.00 in his heat to qualify for the Finals on Tuesday morning.

After his record breaking performance the 35 year old Collins was firm favourite going into the Finals of the 100meters on Tuesday night, but unfortunately he was edged out of the Gold Medal by a Jamaican sprinter, Lerone Clarke, leaving him with the Silver.kime

Running from the 3rd lane with a +0.2 headwind, Kim got off to his usual fast start but was challenged all the way by Lerone Clark who himself got a fast start and went on to edge Collins10.04 on the line with a 10.02 clocking. In third place was Emanuel Callender of Trinidad & Tobago, making it an all-Caribbean affair.

Next up for team St. Kitts & Nevis is the 200m in which Atoine Adams, Brijesh Lawrence and Tamika Williams will be competing in and on Thursday the holders of the IAAF World Championships bronze medal will be in action in the 4x100m preliminary round.


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