Denzil Douglas congratulates Kim Collins on winning 100m World Championship 

Denzil Douglas- Minister of Foreign Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis, congratulated Kim Collins for securing victory in the 100m World Athletics Championship in Budapest 2023. 

Denzil Douglas congratulates Kim Collins on winning 100m World Championship 
Denzil Douglas congratulates Kim Collins on winning 100m World Championship 

St Kitts and Nevis: Denzil Douglas- Minister of Foreign Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis, congratulated Kim Collins for completing 20 years on securing victory in the 100m World Athletics Championships. 

He took to Facebook and said that he turned out to be a great inspiration for the sports faculty in St Kitts and Nevis. He said, “Happy 20th Anniversary——World Champion, KIM COLLINS, 2003. 0n 25th August 2003, Kim Collins won the 100m WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP; 10:07 seconds.”

On August 25th, 2003, the legendary Kim Collins secured a GOLD MEDAL for St Kitts and Nevis in the 100m at the IAAF World Championships in Paris, becoming the first Caribbean athlete to achieve this prestigious honour.

TODAY, the entire federation of St Kitts and Nevis salutes Kim Collins for this impressive achievement and the pride he brought to the nation and the Caribbean. “Let’s relive that glorious day and celebrate TWENTY YEARS of this thrilling victory,”said the sports ministry. 

ts been twenty years…TWENTY LONG YEARS….since he has won the 100m race at the 2003 World Championship Games in Paris, France.

Yet still up to now he has not received the true accolades that is deserving of someone who has made St Kitts and Nevis a household name in the track and field world…and beyond.

St Kitts and Nevis need to do more to show their appreciation to this Son of the Soil. 

St Kitts and Nevis has been celebrating the day as Kim Collins Day and inviting people to celebrate a sports icon who raised their flag on the world stage and brought immense pride to the nation’s name. 

Kim Collins is one of the most decorated athletes. Having won the gold medal in the Paris 2003 100m, World Championship broke barriers and shaped history. This local hero is an inspiration beyond borders who paved the way for our athletes and generations to come. 

It was on August 25th, 2003, that Kim Collins captured the GOLD MEDAL in the 100m at the IAAF World Championships in Paris, the first athlete from the Caribbean to earn this prestigious title.