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Kim Collins left out St.Kitts-Nevis World Championship team

Kim Collins, the fastest St. Kitts and Nevis national ever, has been left out of the country’s team for the Moscow 2013 World Championships. Photo: supplied
By Anthony Foster, Trackalerts.Com Writer

Kim Collins, the fastest St. Kitts and Nevis national ever, has been left out of the country’s team for the Moscow 2013 World Championships.

The St. Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA), on Tuesday, released its six-member team for the August 10-18 Championships without Collins, who just over a week ago ran a national record of 9.97secs. Faster than any other national of St.Kitts-Nevis has ever ran. 

Collins, days later followed up the record run with 9.99secs, only his third sub-10 seconds clockings in his almost 2 decade long career. 

Collins, the 2003 World 100m champion, won bronze in the same event at the last Championships in Daegu, South Korea. 

Evris Huggins, Public Relation Officer of the St. Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, said Collins was not selected because he “did not meet the selection criteria as outlined by the SKNAAA World Championships in Athletics Standards.” 

Meanwhile, six athletes and two officials were selected to represent the federation at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. 

Antoine Adams, who was part of St. Kitts’ and Nevis’ bronze medal winning 4x100m team at the last World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, heads the list of six athletes. 

Adams, the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) 200m champion, will run both sprints in Moscow. 

The other members of the team are:

Jason Rogers – Athlete – 100m, 4X100m Relay

Lestrod Roland – Athlete – 200m, 4X100m Relay

Brijesh Lawrence – Athlete – 4X100m Relay

Allistar Clarke – Athlete – 4X100m Relay

Delwayne Delaney – Athlete – 4X100m Relay 

“I am very pleased with the selections made,” Said SKNAAA President, Glenville Jeffers. 

“It is a good mix of experience and young talent and the chemistry between them is great which is vital in meets like the upcoming World Championships. We are expecting outstanding performances in the sprints. The Executive has confidence in the relay team returning to the finals.” 

Iston Williams is the team leader and Lonzo Wilkerson, the Head Coach. 

Collins has had an ongoing and very public dispute with his country’s athletic federation. Despite being easily the most accomplished and fastest athlete currently and in the history of St.Kitts-Nevis athletics Kim has been at the bitter end of continued rows between him and his country’s athletic federation. A situation which the country seems not to be happy with based on the comments on social media. Collins is a much loved figure in the small island nation and is by far the country’s most popular and well known international figure. However this has not help to endear him to officials of the athletics federation who axed Collins from the London Olympics because of a rendez-vous with his wife and now a snub from the World Championship Team for Moscow despite having run the fastest time of any St.Kitts-Nevis athletes just over a week ago.

Collins indicated his interest to run for his country despite the much publicsized tiff with his athletics federation during an interview on BBC just after breaking the national record and becoming a World Masters RECORD Holder as the fastest man over 35 in history. 

 

7 Responses to “Kim Collins left out St.Kitts-Nevis World Championship team”

  • ccc (17/07/2013, 15:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is pure politics
  • Fan (18/07/2013, 07:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dem athletics bosses down island spiteful bad. Them dont care bout country or accomplishments. Lawd, d man deserves to be on the National side..ayo hypocrites gat yal day coming
  • Trish (18/07/2013, 07:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am just so mad about this now. Don't worry Sir they can't strip you of your accomplishments or the fact that you are already a legend. Peace
  • Kip (18/07/2013, 07:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    dat ole boy fass mehson, saw him wen he came to d bvi. nice gntleman too
  • keep it real (18/07/2013, 10:35) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    See how wicked politics can destroy a country...the BVI is heading there even in sports people vote wisely next time
  • bystander (18/07/2013, 16:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! On St. Kitts for treating their hero like dirt.
  • Athlete (18/07/2013, 17:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If I was Collins I been running fast n far from dem ppl..bad mind dem that


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