Saint Kitts and Nevis sprinter Kim Collins says he believes the country’s athletics association leaders — including President Glenville Jeffers — are trying to push him out.
The four-time Olympian recently told reporters he expects the Saint Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletics Association will pass over him for the 2016 Rio Olympics even if he wins at the country’s upcoming trials.
“That really is shocking to me that after so many years a person can behave that way and I feel bad because he’s gaining too much strength,” Collins said of Jeffers. “Now I really anticipated that the new Government would’ve helped but they — in my opinion — have taken his side. So all is lost. But I am going to go to the trials and I am going to win because that’s another goal that I had.”
The 40-year old Collins won the 100-metres over the weekend at the Birmingham Diamond League meet. He crossed the line in 10.11 seconds.