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. Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the men's 5000m and 10,000m, after achieving the same feat at the previous year's Olympics. Prior to Bekele, who was the last man to win the 5000m and 10000m at the same World Championships? A. Bekele was the first-ever. While the feat has been accomplished several times at the Olympics, Bekele was the first man to have done it at the World Championships.

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