Kim Collins

Kim Collins Kim Collins

Became the first athlete from Saint Kitts and Nevis to qualify for an Olympic final at the 2000 Sydney Games, finishing seventh in the 100 meters. ... After winning the bronze medal in the 200m at the World Championships in 2001, Collins won his first title in 2002 at the Commonwealth Games, taking the gold in the 100m despite failing a drug test. It was ruled that the banned substance found in Collins was part of his asthma medication and he was allowed to keep the medal. ... Became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis by winning the gold in the 100m at the 2003 World Championships. ... Didn't medal again until 2005, when he won the bronze in the 100m at the World Championships. ... Took silver this year in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships.

 

Trivia Q & A » Q. Who was the oldest athlete to take gold in an individual event at the championships? A. Steffi Nerius. Nerius was 37 at the time of the championships and won gold in the women's javelin throw. Nerius had taken bronze in each of the previous three world championships, and took silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Her title in 2009 was her first win at a global championships.

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