& now ranked WORLD #1 in the 100m
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26 August 2003
Kim Collins blazed to the ultimate prize in Track and Field - the GOLD MEDAL for the 100m at the World Championships. He is the fastest man on Earth, in the Universe. What an achievement!! NOW ranked No. 1 in the WORLD.
18 August 2003
TRACK: Collins Sets Season's Best
Commonwealth Games champion Kim Collins, of St. Kitts-Nevis, ran a personal season's best sub-10 clocking for third spot in the men's 100 metres at the Zurich Golden League meet on Friday night. Collins clocked 9.99 seconds, chasing Americans John Capel and Justin Gatlin on the fifth stop of the IAAF's Golden League series, where Bahamian Chandra Sturrup and Brigitte Foster of Jamaica also snatched top-three finishes. In a thrilling men's 100-metre finish, Capel and Gatlin could not be separated and tied for first in 9.97 seconds, with Collins only 0.02 seconds behind, dipping below his previous season's best of 10.00 seconds.
Kim Collins captured the 100m Gold in 10.13s, at the CAC Games in Grenada, on Friday 4th June, defeating the Trinidad speed "twins" of Darrel Brown (10.17s) and Marc Burns (10.29s). Kim qualified 2nd overall, for the finals (10.14s) and fifth overall for the semifinals (10.44s).
Kim is a possible double GOLD medallist, given his time in the 200m semifinals of 20.61s.
2nd July 2003
Commonwealth 100m champion Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis, will compete against the new US champion Bernard Williams, who won the 100m bronze at the 2001 World Championships, and against Britain's best sprinters at the Norwich Union Super League in Gateshead, England. Collins and Williams will also "take-on" European Champion, Dwain Chambers, and Mark Lewis-Francis at this Super Grand Prix event scheduled for Sunday 13th July 2003.
12 June 2003
Kim Collins placed 2nd in the 100 metres at the IAAF Super Grand Prix held in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. Kim, who ran 10.09s, was sandwiched between two British competitors, new meet record holder Mark Lewis Francis in 10.07s and Dwain Chambers in 10.16s.
25th May 2003
Kim wins at the Prefontaine Classic
For the second successive weekend - after he defeated reigning Olympic and world title holder Maurice Greene in Portland - Kim Collins mastered the mainly US opposition, tying the meet record in the process. " Last July's Commonwealth gold medallist won in 10.00 seconds ahead of Darrel Brown. Trinidad's 18-year-old world junior champion Brown sliced one-hundredth of a second off his personal best with 10.08secs, ahead of the 2002 world bronze medallist Bernard Williams, who finished in 10.12secs.
"I haven't done anything yet to earn respect," said Collins, who didn't arrive in Eugene until late Friday night after his plane was delayed. "You have to win something like the World Championships to earn that. But this is a good start."
100m wind +0.5 m/s
Athlete Affiliation Time
17th May 2003
An upset 100m win by Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis, highlighted the 13th adidas Oregon Track Classic near Portland, Oregon. Kim Collins, the 2001 World Championships 200m bronze medallist led from the gun en-route to a 10.21 win in the 100m into a strong 1.3 m/s headwind.
“It was really a great race,” said Collins, last year's Commonwealth Games 100m champion. “It was a very tough field, and it's all about who's having a good day. Today was my day.”
Reigning World and Olympic 100m champion Maurice Greene never recovered from a very slow start, finishing a distant third in 10.33 in his 100m season debut.
“I did not get a good start, and I felt a little tight at the end,” said Greene, whose portrait graced the meet poster. “They ran a good race, and I'm not happy with today's result,” he added. Since 1999, Greene has run slower only twice, but he didn't appear too concerned. “I'm just getting the cobwebs out.”
Was Collins surprised with his win? "No, I wouldn't say that because that's what I've come to do,” said Collins, who was seventh and sixth respectively in the 2000 Olympic and 2001 World 100m finals, but he added that he didn't think he was prepared for the upset.
“I'm skeptical about the whole season because actually my training's not been going as well as I wanted it to, so I'm very surprised and pleased with the performance so far.”
The results were as follows, with a wind of -1.3 m/s:
Last year, Collins placed 2nd with a time of 10.04s, in the event won by Coby Miller in 9.98s.
Kim Collins wins 200 metres sprint at Modesto
Kittitian Kim Collins won the 200 metres sprint events at the 62nd Modesto Relays on Saturday 10th May. Collins, the Caribbean’s No 1 sprinter in the world rankings, sped to a 20.40 seconds victory in the 200 metres.
Collins, a 200-metre bronze medallist at the 2001 Edmonton World Championships, and the Commonwealth Games 100 metres Gold medallist, won the half-lap sprint ahead of Bahamian Dominic Demeritte, who ran in a time of 20.78.
ATHINA 2003 Result
KIM COLLINS 2002 RESULTS
IAAF Grand Prix Finals - Paris : Saturday, September 14th
Kim Collins placed fourth in the IAAF Grand Prix Finals equalling his best ever time of 9.98s (National Record) in Paris on Saturday, September 14th. His performance came with a just legal wind 2.0 m/s. Dwain Chambers of Great Britain won the silver in a new European Record time of 9.87s, with Jon Drummond (USA) third in 9.97s, his season best .
But the result of the day was the NEW WORLD RECORD and the tidy sum of US $250,000 by Tim Montgomery (USA) who scorched the track in 9.78s. He broke the 2 year old record of Maurice Greene, by 1/100 of a second.
Place Lane NAME Country Time
100m WORLD RECORD Photo-finish
Kim Collins (SKN) - 2nd from top
ISTAF Meet - Berlin Germany : Friday, September 6th
Kim Collins placed third in his latest Grand Prix (Golden League) meet running 10.15s in the ISTAF meet in Berlin Germany on Friday, September 6th. His performance came with a wind measurement of +0.3 m/s. Dwain Chambers of Great Britain won the gold in a good time of 10.02 s with Coby Miller of USA in second place in 10.07s. Maurice Greene again placed a dissappointing 6th in 10.20s.
Official Result Men - 100 METRES Wind: +0.3 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Time Pts
Memorial Van Damme Meet - Brussels Friday, August 30th
Kim Collins placed third in his latest Grand Prix meet running 10.01s in the Memorial Van Damme meet in Brussels, on Friday, August 30th. His performance came with a wind measurement of +0.3 m/s. Tim Montgomery won the gold in a very good time of 9.93 s with Francis Obikwelu placing third in 10.01 (the same time as Kim Collins). Maurice Greene placed a dissappointing 6th in 10.11s.
Official Result Men - 100 METRES Wind: +0,3 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Time Pts
Weltklasse Zürich - Zurich (SWITZERLAND) Friday, August 16, 2002
Kim Collins ties his personal best of 9.98s in the Grand Prix Meet in Zurich on Friday, August 16th. His performance came in Heat 2 against with a tail wind of 1.6 m/s. Tim Montgomery ran 9.93 s to win the heat, returning with a 9.98s winning performance in the finals. Kim placed fourth in the finals with 10.06s, beating Maurice Greene, fifth in 10.10s.
Official Result Men - 100 METRES - Heat 2 Wind: +1.6 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark
Official Result Men - 100 METRES - Final Wind: -1.3 m/s
Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
KIM COLLINS WINS GOLD AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES
27 July 2002
Extract: Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis won the 100m final in a dramatic race which saw England’s two hopefuls pull up with injuries at virtually the same time.
Collins (9.98), who is the first athlete to win a Commonwealth Games medal for his nation, was delighted with his performance. “I feel like I represent not just St Kitts and Nevis but the whole Caribbean. I want to say a special thanks to the fans here. They’ve cheered us all along even though we’re not all English.” Collins set a new National record in the process and possibly a new OECS record as well.
Rivals Dwain Chambers and Mark Lewis-Francis were put under a huge strain as Collins made a magnificent start out of the blocks. The pressure proved too much and both pulled up before the finish. Kim stated that "I can understand it because you can push yourself too hard and then it takes its toll because your body is pushed beyond its limits". Uchenna Emedolu (10.11) of Nigeria took silver and Canada's Pierre Browne (10.12) claimed bronze.
Kim futher stated that "I was just so relaxed, and as I said yesterday, it is not good to shine too brightly too early - your wings can be clipped. I wore my lucky socks today and they more than played their role - I'm tempted never to wash them again." He exulted "I don't think (St. Kitts & Nevis) ever had anything like this - I think the people will go crazy and be celebrating". "Nobody else was expecting it - especially from an island nobody has probably ever heard of"
England teammate Jason Gardener (10.22) who came 6th said: “There was lot of pressure on Dwain and Mark, but you can’t under-estimate the rest of the Commonwealth. This was a world class field and there are no easy races. For me it was great to get to the final considering that I struggled in the early rounds. All credit to Collins. He needed to run under 10 secs, and he did just that.”
Final (27 Jul 2002 20:35) Wind: 0.20m/s
Rank Bib Name Country Reaction Time
Semifinal 1 (27 Jul 2002 19:05) Wind: 0.20m/s
Semifinal 2 (27 Jul 2002 19:15) Wind: 0.80m/s
Heat 1 (26 Jul 2002 18:35) Wind: 0.70m/s
Rank Bib Name Country Reaction Time Qual
Heat 2 (26 Jul 2002 18:43) Wind: 0.70m/s
Heat 3 (26 Jul 2002 18:51) Wind: 0.70m/s
Heat 4 (26 Jul 2002 18:59) Wind: 0.00m/s
Heat 1 (26 Jul 2002 12:22) Wind: -0.20m/s
Rank Bib Name Country Reaction Time Qual
Heat 2 (26 Jul 2002 12:30) Wind: -0.70m/s
Heat 3 (26 Jul 2002 12:38) Wind: -0.20m/s
Heat 4 (26 Jul 2002 12:46) Wind: -0.50m/s
Heat 5 (26 Jul 2002 12:54) Wind: 0.30m/s)
Heat 6 (26 Jul 2002 13:02) Wind: 0.10m/s)
Heat 7 (26 Jul 2002 13:10) Wind: -0.30m/s)
July 19th Kim Collins ran 10.13s at the Golden League Hercullis Meet in Monte Carlo, Monaco, placing third behind, Maurice Greene - USA (9.97) and Bernard Williams - USA (9.99). The results are posted below. Wind (+0.1m/s) Pos Athlete Nat Time Pts 2002 Golden League Herculis Photos (L-R) Maurice Green, Bernard Williams, Kim Collins (extreme right) USA's Maurice Greene, left, wins 100m gold ahead of Bernard Williams (USA) in the Herculis Grand Prix meeting in Monaco on Friday 19 July. Kim Collins was third.
Kim Collins ran 10.13s at the Golden League Hercullis Meet in Monte Carlo, Monaco, placing third behind, Maurice Greene - USA (9.97) and Bernard Williams - USA (9.99). The results are posted below. Wind (+0.1m/s)
Pos Athlete Nat Time Pts
2002 Golden League Herculis Photos
(L-R) Maurice Green, Bernard Williams, Kim Collins (extreme right)
USA's Maurice Greene, left, wins 100m gold ahead of Bernard Williams (USA) in the Herculis Grand Prix meeting in Monaco on Friday 19 July. Kim Collins was third.
KIM COLLINS 2002 RESULTS
(as of 16 July 2002)
Kim Collins of St. Kitts / Nevis, placed second in the Finals of the 100m in 10.08s, in the Golden League Grand Prix event in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday Friday, July 16, 2002. Tim Montgomery (USA) won the event with the same time as Collins. Bernard Williams (USA), placed third in 10.14s. The wind was a legal - 0.1 m/s.
Tim Montgomery had a tough day at work with a very close race with Kim Collins. But finish officials, after studying the photo, declared Montgomery as the winner of 100 m. Collins ran 10.10s in Heat 1, placing second to Montgomery. Frankie Fredericks ran 10.19s in Heat 2 and placed 5th in the Finals in 10.16s.
Kim Collins in Lane 2 of the 100m, the closest athlete
Pos Athlete Nat Time Pts
July 12, 2002
Kim Collins of St. Kitts / Nevis, placed fourth in the 100m in a time of 10.05s, in the Golden League Grand Prix event in Rome, Italy, on Friday, July 12, 2002. Maurice Green (USA) won the event in the fastest time in the World this year, 9.89s, just 0.10s off the World Record, and 0.04s off the Meet Record, both set by Greene in 1999. He was followed by Tim Mongomery (USA) in 9.94s, while Bernard Williams (USA), was third in 10.00s. The wind was a legal + 0.9 m/s.
Pos Athlete Country Time
Maurice Greene wins the 100m in 9.89s. Tim Montgomery placed second.
July 02, 2002
Kim Collins placed third in the 200m in a time of 20.49s, in the Athletissima 2002 in Lausanne Switzerland on Tuesday, July 02, 2002. Winning the event was Obikwelu Francis of Portugal in 20.26s, followed by Ramon Clay of the USA in 20.45s. Fourth was Dominic Demeritte of the Bahamas, in 20.50s, with a wind of + 0.2 m/s.
June 30, 2002
Kim Collins placed third in the Grand prix event on June 30, 2002.
Norwich Union Classic - Sheffield (GBR)
Wind +1.9 m/s
June 8, 2002
Oracle US Open - Palo Alto (USA) Saturday, June 08, 2002
Kim Collins ran 10.18 at the Grand Prix event at Palo Atlo, winning the gold medal.
May 26, 2002 TRACK: Collins Takes Second At Pre Prefontaine Classic Tim Montgomery, left, wins the men's 100-meter dash in a time of 9.97s, at the Prefontaine Classic. Montgomery edged out, from left to right, Kim Collins (9.98s), JJ Johnson and Aziz Zakari. Kim Collins was a silver medallist at this weekend's Prefontaine Classic Grand Prix track & field meeting in Eugene, Oregon, but he missed out on an Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) record due to an illegal trailing wind. The St. Kitts-Nevis native and World championships medallist, clocked 9.98 seconds to finish a hundredth of a second behind American Tim Montgomery, and ahead of another American, Bernard Williams (10.07). The times were aided by a wind of 3.5 meters per second, 1.5 over the limit. May 18, 2002 Portland. IAAF Grand prix 2. Coby Miller surprised a strong field in the men's 100 meters with his victory in 9.98 seconds, which equaled his personal best from the semifinals at the 2000 NCAA Division I Championships. Miller returned to competition this indoor season after suffering a broken fibula in his left leg in winning the 2001 USA Indoor 60m title. Kim Collins of Saint Kitts & Nevis was the runner-up in 10.04, with 2001 World Outdoor 200m champion Shawn Crawford third in 10.09.
May 26, 2002
TRACK: Collins Takes Second At Pre Prefontaine Classic
Tim Montgomery, left, wins the men's 100-meter dash in a time of 9.97s, at the Prefontaine Classic. Montgomery edged out, from left to right, Kim Collins (9.98s), JJ Johnson and Aziz Zakari.
Kim Collins was a silver medallist at this weekend's Prefontaine Classic Grand Prix track & field meeting in Eugene, Oregon, but he missed out on an Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) record due to an illegal trailing wind. The St. Kitts-Nevis native and World championships medallist, clocked 9.98 seconds to finish a hundredth of a second behind American Tim Montgomery, and ahead of another American, Bernard Williams (10.07). The times were aided by a wind of 3.5 meters per second, 1.5 over the limit.
May 18, 2002
Portland. IAAF Grand prix 2. Coby Miller surprised a strong field in the men's 100 meters with his victory in 9.98 seconds, which equaled his personal best from the semifinals at the 2000 NCAA Division I Championships. Miller returned to competition this indoor season after suffering a broken fibula in his left leg in winning the 2001 USA Indoor 60m title. Kim Collins of Saint Kitts & Nevis was the runner-up in 10.04, with 2001 World Outdoor 200m champion Shawn Crawford third in 10.09.
2001 KIM COLLINS MEET RESULTS
August 5 -9, 2001
100 metres Finals
Kim Collins placed sixth in the historical 100 metres Finals, and my prediction of a World Record would have come true if not for muscle problems in Maurice Greene’s quads and hamstrings at the 80 metre mark. But what a race! Five finalists under 10 seconds, and Maurice Greene with the third fastest time in history with 9.82s. Greene would have run at least my predicted 9.77s without the muscle twinges, that visibly slowed him in the final 20 metres of the World Championships marquee event.
Congratulations again to Kim Collins of St. Kitts/Nevis, who placed 6th in 10.07s, a valiant and laudable effort in this highly competitive field. Kim will return with the other sprinters for the heats of the 200 metres, scheduled to start on Tuesday, 7th August.
200 Metres Finals
KIM COLLINS DOES IT!!
The entire country is celebrating, though somewhat belatedly, as Kim Collins wins the Bronze medal in the World Championships 200 metres. Kim stormed around the unpopular Lane 1, to snatch a bronze medal in a new National Record of 20.20s, after a photo-finish review by the officials. Initially it looked as though he had won the silver medal based on the Television coverage, but the officials initially placed him in the fourth position. A second or third look at the photo-finish picture, however forced them to concede that Kim Collins had actually tied with Shawn Crawford (USA) for the bronze medal.
JULY 20 - 22, 2001
Kim Collins, Olympian, has brought the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis it's first Gold Medal in the history of the C.A.C. Athletics Championships. His gold winning performance was a spectacular feat. Kim shatterred the eighteen (18) year old Championships 100m record of 10.16s, by running a personal best time of 10.04s last night in Guatemala City's Mateo Flores International Stadium. Collins beat his previous best time of 10.06s, run at the IAAF Grand Prix meet at Lausanne, Switzerland on 4th July, 2001. Collins dominated the event with a scintillating start and powered down the 100m straight ahead of Jamaican, Julien Dunkley, (10.35 seconds) and Trinidadian, Jacey Harper (10.39 seconds). Collins had won silver two years ago behind Barbados' Obadeli Thompson in the 1999 Championships in Barbados.
This performance gives Kim the 7th best time in the world this year and augurs well for his chances at making the finals at the World Championship in Canada. He would need a superlative effort however, to medal in the World Games scheduled to commence on August 3rd in Edmonton.
DAY 2 - SUNDAY JULY 21, 2001
On Day 2, Kim won his semi-finals in the 200m with a timeof 20.77s, sufficient to lead all qualifiers into the finals. Keita Cline (BVI) was third (3rd) in the same heat in a time of 20.98s. The next fastest qualifier was Renward Wells of the Bahamas in 20.79s, followed by Juan Pedro Toledo of Mexico in 20.92s.
Kim Collins doubles at the CAC Championships running 20.55s and winning the 200m, 2 years after Obadelai Thompson of Barbados did the same feat in his home country. Collins displayed his Championship form by winning the event, followed by Juan Pedro Toledo of Mexico in 20.82 seconds and third placed Keita Cline of the British Virgin Islands, in 20.88 seconds.
May 25, 2001
TCU's sprinting star Kim Collins have been named the South Central Region Male Outdoor Athlete of the Year by the United States Track Coaches Association. Collins shares the honor with Walter Davis of LSU. He will receive his award at the coach's banquet on May 29 in Eugene, Oregon. He is eligible for Athlete of the Year honors.
The Frogs, led by Collins, will be one of the favorites to capture the men's outdoor track and field crown next week in Eugene, as the official participants list has been announced. Collins enters the national meet with the fastest time recorded in the 100 meters, a 9.99 clocking on April 7, and the second fastest time in the 200 meters, a 20.34 mark on May 19. The senior from St. Kitts was the 2001 NCAA indoor champion at both 60 and 200 meters. Collins will also anchor TCU's 4x100-meter relay team, which owns the nation's fastest time this spring at 38.68 seconds.
March 9, 2001
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. Kim Collins sprinted to a first place finish in the 200 meter dash, highlighting a strong showing by the TCU team in the first day of the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships held Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.
Collins, who had the fastest preliminary time of 20.58, improved that mark to 20.55 in nipping Washington’s Ja’Warren Hooker by one one-hundreth of a second in the finals. Collins’s time was the fifth fastest recorded in the world this season. He becomes just the second Horned Frog to capture an indoor individual title, joining Raymond Stewart, who won the 55-meter dash in 1989.
"I wouldn’t feel any different if I would have lost, but I’m happy that I won," said Collins. "If we would race tomorrow, I might finish last, that’s how tough the competition is. The main thing that prepares me is the practice sessions. It feels great to be up there in the top five in the world - all of those guys are great athletes."