August 25 celebrated as Kim Collins Day
Kim Collins with national Flag
ZIZ News…Aug. 25, 2010 – One of our athletic icons in the person of Kim Anderson Collins will be in the minds of Kittitians and Nevisians as we mark today Wednesday Aug. 25, as Kim Collins day.
August 25 was declared Kim Collins day by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis in honour of one of his most significant accomplishments, the gold at the World Championships in Paris, France in 2003, some seven years ago.
Collins retired from International Athletics in September last year, one month short of a year, but still makes guest appearances on the international circuit in Europe and Asia.
Kim Collins hit the tape in Paris
Along with August 25 designated as Kim Collins day, he has also received a house from the government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis and the East Basseterre Bypass Road was renamed the Kim Collins Highway. Upon entering the arrival hall at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport there is also a bust created in his image. The main stand at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium at Bird Rock is also named in honour of Kim Collins.
The people of the Federation of St. Kitts ad Nevis is happy to have such a sporting icon who has put the country on the world stage because of his accomplishments and recognition in the athletic circles far and near.
Happy Kim Collins day to one and all and all who have worked so hard to build the sport of athletics in St. Kitts and Nevis.