By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 9, 2018: St. Kitts and Nevis track and field stalwart, Kim Collins, has announced his retirement from the sport. Collins,41, ended his run by pulling out of the 60-metre semi-finals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England.
The former World 100-metre champion, had, in the morning, finished third in his heat, clocking 6.77 seconds behind eventual World Indoor Champion, the United States’ Christian Coleman, 6.71, and Sweden’s Odain Rose, 6.75.
Though the time allowed him into the semis as an automatic qualifier, Collins was a no-show in heat two, where he would have challenged Coleman, 6.45, again.
Collins ended his career having notched a gold and four bronze medals at the World Championships, two World Indoor silver medals but may have rued missing an Olympic accolade to go with his long list of achievements.