(ZIZ News) — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Sports, Hon. Shawn Richards has announced that St. Kitts and Nevis’ track and field icon, Kim Collins would be recognized during the 44th CARIFTA Games with the renaming of the athletic stadium in his honour.
Minister Richards made the announcement during his address to open the Games on Friday at the Silver Jubilee Stadium.
The official renaming ceremony will take place on Sunday April 5th at 3 at the start of the afternoon session of the CARIFTA Games.
Collins will also be celebrating his 39th birthday on Sunday. He is expected to fly home from Europe where he has been competing in the indoor track season.
Kim Collins was the 100 metre world champion in 2003 and became the first OECS national to make it to the 100 metre Olympic final in the year 2000. He continues to compete in international meets, and holds the record for the fastest man over age 35 with a time of 9.98 seconds at age 38 years.
Collins is currently the number one ranked 60 metre sprinter in the world and is regarded as one of the most decorated Caribbean sprinters in history.