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.