Collins Left Outside of Sopot World Champs

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Worlds´ 4th fastest 60m sprinter this season, Kim Collins, from St Kits and Navis have been left outside of the Sopot World Indoor Championships team, confirmed SKN athletics Federation on Monday.

The SKN will send two athletes to Sopot, Jason Rogers and Brijesh Lawrence, with the second one replacing the 37 year Collins.

As reported on several media, a consideration was being given to Collins’ renewed interest in representing his country again at world games.

Another report said that collins contacted the SKA Athletics Federation with hopes that they woud let him compete at World Indoors Championships in Sopot.

“Kim Collins wrote to the executive and congratulated the new executive and expressed his intent to participate in future competitions and our executive discussed it and that is just step one in the right direction,” said SKNAAA public relations officer Evris Huggins.
“We are definitely looking and hoping for a resolution in our relationship with Kim Collins as soon as possible.”

“The discussions have already began at SKNAAA level. I am happy to announce we have decided to put together a committee who would be able to address the existing relationships with our athletes,” said Huggins.
“The focal point is the issue surrounding Mr Collins. That group would be charged to contact the athlete and try to fix whatever relationships that is.”

Last year, due to bad relations with his federation, Collins was also left out of the Moscow Wolrd championships Team. Now Sopot will be his third big championships in a row that Collins will not be able to participate.

Last week Collins set a new national record in the 60m of 6.49 seconds and set the 4th fastest time in the world by winning international Prague Indoor meet. On the world indoor championships 60m entry list Collins was seeded as number three, since world leader James Dasaolu of Great Brittain withdrew due to hamstring injury.

The botom line is that the track and field won see a great figure competeting at World´s due to some federation issues that could have been resolved very long time ago if the federation wanted it. 

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