Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 30, 2016 (SKNIS): Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris and his Cabinet have congratulated Kittitian sprint star Kim Collins on his historic win in Bottrop, Germany, on Saturday May 28, where he placed first in the 100 meters, clocking a time of 9.93 seconds.
Mr. Collins’ performance makes him the fastest man over age 40 to ever clock under 10 seconds.
Speaking at his monthly press conference on May 30, Prime Minister Harris hailed the “record-breaking” performance of Mr. Collins and said that he congratulates all those who have worked with him to achieve such a feat.
Mr. Collins first represented St. Kitts and Nevis at the Leeward Islands Senior Championship at Warner Park in Basseterre in 1994 at the age of 18. Having won the 100 meters at the said meet in a time of 10.40 seconds, Mr. Collins launched an international career that is now in its third decade. His illustrious career has seen him win medals at almost every major international track and field meet, including gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in England and 2003 World Championships in France.
Twenty-two years after his first remarkable encounter at Warner Park, Collins continues to amaze the world by his dedication, diligence and continued pursuit of excellence. He continues to make Kittitians and Nevisians proud.