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. How many gold medals did the USA win? A. The U.S. world champions were LaShawn Merritt (400m), Kerron Clement (400m hurdles), (men's 4x400m relay), Dwight Phillips (long jump), Christian Cantwell (shot put), Trey Hardee (decathlon), Allyson Felix (200m), Sanya Richards (400m), (women's 4x400m relay), and Brittney Reese (long jump).

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