Caribbean Sprint Legend Kim Collins, the 2003 World 100m champion, has been selected by St. Kitts and Nevis for the upcoming World Championships. His management confirmed that Collins was selected by the SKNAAA Federation to lead Team SKN into this years World Championships in Beijing.
The Master Sprint record holder and the fastest sprinter for his age, 39, in history will represent his country for the first time at a global event since 2011 World Championships where he won bronze in both the 100m and the 4x100m relay. Since the 2012 Olympic Games Collins has been snubbed from selection to the SKN National team over a row which involved his expulsion from the 2012 Olympic Games because of an unauthorized visit and overnight stay with his Wife and Coach. The subsequent firestorm resulted in Collins not being selected to represent his country to compete at championships, indoors or outdoors. Recent changes in the country’s political
leadership has facilitated a reconciliation between Collins and his athletic federation. The result now has been Collins selection to lead his Team SKN into this months World.
This will be Collins’ 8th World Championships as he competed in all stagings from 1999 until 2011.
His season best is 9.98, achieved when winning the national championships. It is also the fastest 100m time ever by a 39 year old sprinter. This year indoors he even clocked his personal best 6.47. Along with Usain Bolt , Collins is the only elite sprinter in the world who has not been suspended for any banned substance. His contemporaries including Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell have all been banned at various times throughout their careers for the used of a banned substance.
With Collins back in the team the Team SKN relay team will certainly be in contention with both Collins and Antoine Adams running well. The team placed third in the 2011 Worlds in Daegu.