Kim Collins Wins IAAF Grand Prix In Japan

JAPAN – Sprint Legend Kittitian Kim Collins’ semi retirement from athletics has done very little to slow him down as he continues to impress with victory after victory. The latest was at the IAAF World Challenge Series Grand Prix meet held in Kawasaki Japan.

Collins ran a modest 10.40 to beat Australian Aaron Rouge-Street and Japan’s Ryota Yamagata.

Collins next appears at the Manchester Great City Games on Sunday May 15th where a dozen Olympic medalists will take part in the annual event.

This year the showcase events will include the 200m where Shawn Crawford, the 2004 Olympic champion and runner-up in Beijing three years ago will face Kim Collins of St Kitts, winner of the Commonwealth Games 100m in Manchester nine years ago and the 2003 World Champion as well as multiple times World Championship Bronze medalist.

Tyson Gay set a world best time of 19.41 over 200m on a the straight track at this event last year, and it is down to the four competitors in this event in 2011 to beat this. These include Britain’s Rikki Fifton along with Crawford and the track veteran Kim Collins who came out of retirement in January to have one of the best season’;s of his stellar career.

Results from Sunday May 8th athletics Grand Prix in Kawasaki, Japan, the third leg of the world challenge series were:


100m (wind: -0.8)

1. Kim Collins (SKN) 10.40sec

2. Aaron Rouge-Serret (AUS) 10.42

3. Ryota Yamagata (JPN) 10.51

4. Shintaro Kimura (JPN) 10.54

5. Masashi Eriguchi (JPN) 10.54

6. Zheng Dongsheng (CHN) 10.55

7. Simon Magakwe (RSA) 10.65

Anthony Alozie (AUS) did not start

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